serodiagnosis of anthroponotic cutaneous leishmaniasis (acl) caused by leishmania tropica in sanliurfa province, turkey, where acl is highly this study, we aimed to evaluate the validity of the conventional enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (elisa) and the western blotting test for the diagnosis of anthroponotic cutaneous leishmaniasis (acl) using serum samples obtained from 51 patients with parasitologically proven nontreated cl (nont-cl patients) and 62 patients under treatment for cl (ut-cl patients). additionally, 29 serum samples obtained from patients with parasitologically and serologically proven visceral leishmaniasis (vl ...200717761525
[cutaneous leishmaniasis in turkey].cutaneous leishmaniasis (cl) caused by leishmania protozoon parasites is a disease which is characterized by long-term nodulo-ulcerative lesions healing spontaneously with scarring. the disease has been well-known in anatolia for centuries and has different names such as; urfa boil, antep boil, year boil, halep boil, oriental sore and beauty scar. the causative agents are leishmania tropica and leishmania tropica/leishmania infantum in southeastern anatolia and east mediterranean, respectively. ...201222801920
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