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Title: Characterization of Leishmania parasites isolated from provinces of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Authors: Motazedian, H.
Noamanpoor, B.
Ardehali, S.
Issue Date: 2002
Language: English
Abstract: Leishmania 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
Description: 338-344
Keywords: Antiprotozoal Agents
DNA, Protozoan
Disease Reservoirs
Disease Reservoirs
Endemic Diseases
Leishmania major
Leishmania tropica
Leishmaniasis
Patient Selection
Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA Technique
Variation [Genetics]
Subject: Leishmania infantum
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119170
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0802_3/emhj_2002_8_2_3_338_344.pdf
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