Co-infection by Leishmania amazonensis and L. infantum/L. chagasi in a case of diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis in Bolivia

Eddy Octavio Martínez Avendaño Martínez Avendaño, S. Mollinedo, M. Torrez, M. Muñoz, A. L. Bañuls

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Abstract

We present the first report of a co-infection by Leishmania amazonensis and L. infantum/L. chagasi isolated in 1993 from a patient with diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis (DCL), living in the sub-Andean region of Bolivia. This is the third reported case of DCL in Bolivia, but the first one with isoenzymatic identification of the aetiological agents involved and the first one giving evidence for a mixed infection by 2 Leishmania parasites in the same lesion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-532
Number of pages4
JournalTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume96
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bolivia
  • Case report
  • Co-infection
  • Diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis
  • Leishmania amazonensis
  • Leishmania infantum/chagasi
  • Leishmaniasis

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