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Detection of Leishmania (Viannia) DNA in leucocytes from the blood of patients with cutaneous leishmaniasis

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Title
Detection of Leishmania (Viannia) DNA in leucocytes from the blood of patients with cutaneous leishmaniasis
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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, October 2015
DOI 10.1590/0037-8682-0052-2015
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Carolina Cella Conter, Herintha Coeto Neitzke-Abreu, Raissa Bocchi Pedroso, Maria Valdrinez Campana Lonardoni, Thaís Gomes Verzignassi Silveira, Sandra Mara Alessi Aristides

Abstract

Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is a serious and global public health issue, with the potential of developing a mucosal form, occurring as subclinical cases, and showing recurrence despite previous treatment. Polymorphonuclear and mononuclear DNA obtained from 49 patients was subjected to polymerase chain reaction for detection of Leishmania (Viannia). DNA was detected in mononuclear cells from two patients with active primary lesions positive for CL, with infection periods of 3 and 6 months, respectively. The DNA of Leishmania (Viannia) indicates probable parasite dissemination possibly explaining subclinical case emergence, lesion recurrence, and mucosal lesion appearance.

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Country Count As %
Brazil 1 4%
Unknown 23 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Professor > Associate Professor 4 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 17%
Student > Bachelor 4 17%
Researcher 3 13%
Student > Master 2 8%
Other 4 17%
Unknown 3 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Immunology and Microbiology 7 29%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 13%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 8%
Psychology 2 8%
Other 4 17%
Unknown 4 17%