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Free Content Species diversity of Leishmania (Viannia) parasites circulating in an endemic area for cutaneous leishmaniasis located in the Atlantic rainforest region of northeastern Brazil

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Abstract:

Objectives  To identify the aetiological agents of cutaneous leishmaniasis and to investigate the genetic polymorphism of Leishmania (Viannia) parasites circulating in an area with endemic cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) in the Atlantic rainforest region of northeastern Brazil.

Keywords: EEML; L. (V) shawi; L. (V.) braziliensis; L. (V.) shawi; Leishmania; MLEE; leishmaniasis; leishmaniose; molecular typing; tipaje molecular; typage moléculaire

Language: English

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3156.2009.02361.x

Affiliations: 1:  Departamento de Imunologia, Instituto Aggeu Magalhães, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Recife, Brazil 2:  Hospital das Clínicas, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Cidade Universitária, Recife, Brazil 3:  Núcleo de Vigilância a Saúde e Meio Ambiente, Moreno, Brazil 4:  Laboratório de Pesquisa em Leishmaniose, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 5:  Instituto Evandro Chagas and Universidade Federal do Pará, Belém, Brazil 6:  Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Publication date: October 1, 2009

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