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a case of lingual and palatine localization of a viscerotropic leishmania infantum zymodeme in sardinia, italy.an autochthonous case of leishmaniasis of tongue and palate is reported from sardinia, italy. the parasite isolated from the lingual lesion was typed through the electrophoretic analysis of 14 isoenzymes and it was identified as leishmania infantum zymodeme mon 27.19911801144
leishmaniasis in sardinia. 5. leishmanin reaction in the human population of a focus of low endemicity of canine leishmaniasis.about half (640 subjects) of the population of soleminis, a canine leishmaniasis focus 15 km north of cagliari, sardinia, was subjected to the leishmanin skin test. the total positive rate was 9.7%, and that of males was 15.5%. the age trend in the positive rate resembled a hyperbolic curve, with the 0-5 years age group rate being zero and the highest rate (39.3%) occurring in the 55-65 years age group. the soleminis focus was classified as hypoendemic, with a prevalence of canine leishmaniasis ...19902260172
leishmaniasis in sardinia: ii. natural infection of phlebotomus perniciosus newstead, 1911, by leishmania infantum nicolle, 1908, in the province of cagliari.two promastigote-infected specimens of phlebotomus perniciosus newstead, 1911, were found in the province of cagliari, italy. the parasites from one specimen were successfully cultured in a hamster. the isolate was typed on 11 enzymes and shown to be identical with the reference strain of leishmania infantum s.st. this is the first typing of a leishmanial organism from naturally infected p. perniciosus.19863798544
leishmaniasis in sardinia. iv. epidemiological appraisal of cutaneous leishmaniasis and biochemical characterization of isolates.cutaneous leishmaniasis (cl) is endemic in sardinia where 250 cases were reported from 1922 to 1988. the province of sassari, in the north of the island, shows the highest number of cases. the vertical distribution of localities where cases had occurred is analysed and the age distribution of cases is given. isolation of parasites was attempted in 12 cases, but successful growth of leishmania was obtained from three cultures only. the stocks belonged to two different zymodemes of l. infantum: zy ...19902391725
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