Parasitological diagnosis of mucocutaneous leishmaniasis due to Leishmania b. braziliensis in Bolivia.

L. Dimier-David, C. David, P. Ravisse, R. Bustillos, S. Revollo, P. Lyèvre, M. Muñoz, F. Vargas, J. P. Dedet

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Abstract

Parasitological diagnosis, using stained smears, culture and pathological examination of biopsy, was studied in 146 patients infected with mucocutaneous leishmaniasis, in Bolivia and Peru. The most efficient parasite detecting technique appeared to be the smear examination in cutaneous lesions (33% positive) and the pathology in case of mucous lesions (28% positive). In both, cutaneous and mucous lesions, the parasites were found most frequently in old lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-234
Number of pages4
JournalRevista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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