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
[detection of leishmania (viannia) braziliensis in vascular endothelium lesions of patients with localized cutaneous leishmaniasis].in the present study, we examined the cutaneous lesions of 8 patients with cutaneous leishmaniasis, from regions situated near the rivers chama-mocoties, in merida state, venezuela. the lesions of the patients were diagnosed on the basis of clinical, parasitological and immmunological examinations. the polymerase chain reaction (pcr) assay showed infection by leishmania (viannia) braziliensis in cutaneous lesions samples. histopathology of skin biopsy specimens showed inflammatory infiltrates of ...200312703184
[trypanosomatidae of public health importance occurring in wild and synanthropic animals of rural venezuela].chagas disease and leishmaniasis are important public health problems due to their high frequency and broad distribution in latin america. understanding of the roles of reservoir animals is crucial for a global assessment of the epidemiology of these diseases.200616929902
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