Characterization of Leishmania parasites isolated from provinces of the Islamic Republic of Iran
AbstractLeishmania parasites isolated in the Islamic Republic of Iran were studied by a random amplified polymorphic DNA polymerase chain reaction [RAPD-PCR]. Of 82 isolates, 80 were from cutaneous lesions, 1 from a human throat lesion and 1 from a dog. Of these, 42 isolates were L. tropica, 36 were L. major and 2 were L. infantum. There were 2 unidentified isolates [from the throat lesion and a cutaneous lesion] and these demonstrated 52% and 48% similarity with L. tropica and L. infantum. Both L. tropica and L. major were isolated from four provinces indicating a recent change in the epidemiology of cutaneous leishmaniasis. L. tropica was isolated from three provinces; L. major from one province. L. infantum was isolated from a human cutaneous lesion and from a dog in Bushehr province
Motazedian, H., Noamanpoor, B. & Ardehali, S. (2002). Characterization of Leishmania parasites isolated from provinces of the Islamic Republic of Iran. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119170
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 8 (2-3), 338-344, 2002
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