visceral leishmaniasis in rural areas of alborz province of iran and implication to health policy.visceral leishmaniasis (vl) or kala-azar mainly affects children in endemic areas. this study was conducted to determine the seroprevalence of vl using direct agglutination test (dat) in children living in rural districts of alborz province located 30 km from tehran capital city of iran. multi-stage cluster random sampling was applied. blood samples were randomly collected from 1,007 children under 10 years of age in the clusters. a total of 37 (3.7%) of the studied population showed anti-leishm ...201526323835
rapid detection of leishmania infantum infection in dogs: a comparative study using fast agglutination screening test (fast) and direct agglutination test (dat) in iran.canine visceral leishmaniasis (cvl) is not only a veterinary problem but has also a serious public health importance. rapid detection of cvl is highly important for control of human visceral leishmaniasis in iran. this study was aimed to compare the fast agglutination screening test (fast) with direct agglutination test (dat) as a standard serological test for the detection of anti-leishmania antibodies on dog serum samples. dat and fast antigens were prepared in the school of public health, teh ...200919452168
characterization of leishmania isolated in iran: 1. serotyping with species specific monoclonal antibodies.a total of 156 isolates of leishmania from patients with cutaneous leishmaniasis and one isolate from gerbil were characterized using standard monoclonal antibodies (mab) in elisa and ifa test systems. the geographic distribution of the isolates was 30 isolates in shiraz, 28 in kerman and 98 in tehran. a total of 63, 72, and three leishmania promastigote isolates preferentially reacted with anti-leishmania tropica mab (a11), anti-leishmania major mab (t1) and anti-leishmania infantum mab (d2), r ...200010838213
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