Short report: a disseminated infection of Leishmania mexicana in an eastern woodrat, Neotoma floridana, collected in Texas.

  title={Short report: a disseminated infection of Leishmania mexicana in an eastern woodrat, Neotoma floridana, collected in Texas.},
  author={Chad P McHugh and M. Thies and P. Melby and L. D. Yantis and R. W. Raymond and M. D. Villegas and S. Kerr},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={69 5},
  • Chad P McHugh, M. Thies, +4 authors S. Kerr
  • Published 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
  • An eastern woodrat (Neotoma floridana) collected in January 2001 near Bedias, Grimes County, Texas, had extensive lesions of both ears and swollen feet. Impression smears and histologic sections demonstrated the presence of Leishmania in both ears and the one foot that was screened. Polymerase chain reaction screening using species-specific primers detected parasites in both ears and all four feet and indicated the parasites were L. mexicana. The detection of L. mexicana in N. floridana… CONTINUE READING
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