Serodiagnosis and epidemiology of visceral leishmaniasis in Turkey.

  title={Serodiagnosis and epidemiology of visceral leishmaniasis in Turkey.},
  author={Seray Ozensoy and Yusuf Ozbel and Nevin Turgay and Mehmet Ziya Alkan and Kamile Gul and Alice Gilman-Sachs and Kwang Poo Chang and Steven G Reed and Mehmet Ali Ozcel},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={59 3},
Infantile Mediterranean visceral leishmaniasis (IVL) and anthroponotic cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL) have long been known to exist in the western and southeastern Turkey, respectively. To further study these and other related diseases, a recombinant antigen (rK39) specific to VL was used in an ELISA for serodiagnosis of selected patients and for screening dog reservoir populations in several endemic sites. Among 24 confirmed VL cases from western Turkey, the rK39 ELISA proved to be more… CONTINUE READING


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