Twenty-four new human cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis due to Leishmania killicki in Metlaoui, southwestern Tunisia: probable role of Phlebotomus sergenti in the transmission.

@article{Jaouadi2012TwentyfourNH,
  title={Twenty-four new human cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis due to Leishmania killicki in Metlaoui, southwestern Tunisia: probable role of Phlebotomus sergenti in the transmission.},
  author={Kaouther Jaouadi and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Depaquit and Najoua Haouas and Dhekra Chaara and Mohamed Gorcii and Najla Chargui and Jean Pierre Dedet and Francine Pratlong and Raja Boubabous and Hamouda Babba},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  year={2012},
  volume={122 3},
  pages={
          276-83
        }
}
Metlaoui district in the South-west of Tunisia is a classical focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) due to Leishmania major. Since 2005, a single case of CL due to L. killicki has been reported. We report twenty four human cases due to this parasite, affecting men and women from 2 to 70 years old. Leishmania killicki have been typed using molecular techniques: polymerase chain reaction (PCR) followed by restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) and gene sequencing. Four strains from… 
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