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cutaneous leishmaniasis in western venezuela caused by infection with leishmania venezuelensis and l. braziliensis variants.between 1975 and 1987, epidemiological studies were carried out in several rural and urban communities in the central part of western venezuela, especially in the state of lara. 115 positive cultures were obtained from human cases and identified by their reactivity patterns to a cross-panel of specific monoclonal antibodies using a radioimmune binding assay; 53 were leishmania venezuelensis and 62 were l. braziliensis. most of these stocks were also characterized by isoenzyme electrophoresis, wh ...19921440772
cutaneous leishmaniasis in tachira state, venezuela.cutaneous and mucocutaneous leishmaniases are widely spread in the mountainous andean regions of south america. in venezuela, these regions consist of the coffee-growing states of trujillo, merida and tachira. entomological and parasitological investigations in three geographically different climatic zones (lomas bajas, delicias and la grita) in tachira state have shown a predominance of the sandfly species lutzomyia spinicrassa (verrucarum group) and two leishmania species, leishmania mexicana ...19948192512
[leishmania braziliensis: isolation from lesions by inoculation of hamsters with and without addition of salivary gland lysate from lutzomyia youngi].homogenized biopsy tissue from the cutaneous leishmaniasis lesions of 50 patients from trujillo, venezuela, were inoculated subcutaneously into the tarsi of male hamsters. homogenized tissue either alone or mixed with salivary gland lysates of lutzomyia youngi were used for inoculation. homogenized tissue alone yielded 58.5% of infections with a mean of twelve weeks for prepatency, while those mixed with sandfly lysate resulted in 92% of infections with a mean prepatency of three weeks.19958525308
[dog (canis familiaris) infectivity to lutzomyia youngi in trujillo, venezuela].in trujillo, venezuela the prevalence for american tegumentary leishmaniasis (atl) is 38 per 100,000 inhabitants.200617361861
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