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a first case of cutaneous leishmaniasis due to leishmania (viannia) lainsoni in bolivia.we present the first known case of cutaneous leishmaniasis due to leishmania (viannia) lainsoni detected in bolivia. the parasite was isolated from a young girl living in the subtropical region of carrasco (900-1000 m above sea level, caranavi province, department of la paz, bolivia). the parasite identification was confirmed by multilocus enzyme electrophoresis.200111579876
co-infection of leishmania (viannia) braziliensis and hiv: report of a case of mucosal leishmaniasis in cochabamba, bolivia.we describe the first case of leishmania/hiv co-infection reported in bolivia. initially hospitalized with a diagnosis of pneumonia and bronchitis, the patient had numerous cutaneous and mucosal lesions caused by leishmania (viannia) braziliensis. the patient was also diagnosed as severely immunocompromised because of hiv infection.200919815865
prevalence of leishmania spp. infection in domestic dogs in chapare, bolivia.data on leishmania spp. infection in dogs in bolivia is scarce. dogs from an area where 90% of human cutaneous leishmaniasis (cl) cases are due to leishmania (viannia) braziliensis were screened for leishmania infection using established enzyme-linked immunosorbent antibody test (elisa) protocols. although none of the 51 dogs surveyed had clinical lesions indicative of cl, 6 out of 51 (11.8%) sampled dogs tested positive by elisa.201021146310
sand fly fauna in chapare, bolivia: an endemic focus of leishmania (viannia) braziliensis.data on the distribution and abundance of lutzomyia spp. (diptera: psychodidae) in bolivia is scarce. sand flies from an area of leishmania (viannia) braziliensis endemicity in the isiboro-secure national park in the department of cochabamba were captured and identified to species. in total, 945 sand flies (789 females and 156 males) belonging to 15 species were collected from the four collection points in two study villages in 2007. with 549 (58.1%) specimens, lutzomyia shawi was the most abund ...201223025199
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