leishmania infantum in the himalayas.visceral leishmaniasis (vl) was first reported in pakistan over 30 years ago from the remote north-eastern himalayan region. sporadic cases are now widely reported from the northern areas, part of north-west frontier province (nwfp) and punjab province, together with azad jammu and kashmir (ajk). two hundred and thirty-nine cases, mostly young children, have been reported in the last decade; 52% were under 2 years old, and 86% were aged less than 5 years; the male:female ratio was 3:1. in a cros ...19957747300
cutaneous leishmaniasis in khyber pakhtunkhwa province of pakistan: clinical diversity and species-level diagnosis.this study primarily aimed to identify the causative species of cutaneous leishmaniasis (cl) in the khyber pakhtunkhwa province of pakistan and to distinguish any species-specific variation in clinical manifestation of cl. diagnostic performance of different techniques for identifying cl was assessed. isolates of leishmania spp. were detected by in vitro culture, polymerase chain reaction (pcr) on dna extracted from dried filter papers and microscopic examination of direct lesion smears from pat ...201627601518
phylogenetic position of leishmania isolates from khyber pakhtunkhwa province of pakistan.several species of the genus leishmania are causative agents of cutaneous leishmaniasis in pakistan. this study aimed to determine phylogenetic placement of leishmania species causing cutaneous leishmaniasis in khyber pakhtunkhwa province, pakistan (34 leishmania tropica, 3 leishmania infantum), in-relation to species from other geographical areas using gene sequences encoding cytochrome b (cytb) and internal transcribed spacer 2 (its2). based on cytochrome b sequence analysis, l. tropica strain ...201627233810
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