[investigation of anti-leishmania seroprevalence by different serologic assays in children inhabiting in the northwestern part of turkey].human visceral leishmaniasis (vl) caused by leishmania infantum in mediterranean region is still an important public health problem in those countries including turkey. the asymptomatic presentation of the infection in most of the cases leads to difficulties in the diagnosis and prevention of the spread of infection. the aim of this study was to investigate the seroprevalence of anti-leishmania antibodies in children inhabiting in the northwestern part of turkey. a total of 572 healthy children ...200818444567
sero-epidemological survey on canine visceral leishmaniasis and the distribution of sandfly vectors in northwestern turkey: prevention strategies for childhood visceral leishmaniasis.visceral leishmaniasis (vl) caused by leishmania infantum, is an endemic disease in aegean and mediterranean regions among humans and dogs. in this study, a sero-epidemiological survey for vl and cutaneous leishmaniasis (cl), which both are sporadically reported in the region, were carried out in the villages of eskisehir, afyon, and bilecik cities. the study was designed according to the location of the sporadic cases of vl and cl, and blood samples of 111 dogs were randomly collected. lymph no ...200616287909
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