leishmania chagasi: genotypically similar parasites from honduras cause both visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis in the mediterranean region leishmania infantum causes both visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis. these two pathologies tend to be caused by distinct parasite zymodemes. we have studied 33 isolates of leishmania, 2 from sandflies, 5 from visceral cases, and 26 from cutaneous cases in honduras, to determine if there is a correlation between pathology and parasite type in the new world similar to that in the mediterranean region. nine of the 26 cutaneous cases were caused by l. mexicana parasites, ...19979085923
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