predicted altitudinal shifts and reduced spatial distribution of leishmania infantum vector species under climate change scenarios in colombia.visceral leishmaniasis (vl) is caused by the trypanosomatid parasite leishmania infantum (=leishmania chagasi), and is epidemiologically relevant due to its wide geographic distribution, the number of annual cases reported and the increase in its co-infection with hiv. two vector species have been incriminated in the americas: lutzomyia longipalpis and lutzomyia evansi. in colombia, l. longipalpis is distributed along the magdalena river valley while l. evansi is only found in the northern part ...201423988300
two cases of visceral leishmaniasis in colombia resistant to meglumine antimonial treatment.visceral leishmaniasis (vl) affects over 500,000 people worldwide each year. the disease occurs in the mediterranean basin, central and south america and is caused by leishmania infantum (syn l. chagasi). vl is an endemic disease in colombia, particularly along the caribbean coast and the magdalena river valley and 90% of vl cases occur in children under the age of five. the first line of treatment is chemotherapy with pentavalent antimonial compounds, including sodium stibogluconate (pentostam) ...200919739006
[distribution of leishmania infantum vector species in colombia].since entomological surveillance is the main control strategy for visceral leishmaniasis, updated information on the distribution and ecology of involved vector species is necessary for planning preventive measures.200617361843
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