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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 93, No. 3, 1998, pp. 283-287
Bioline Code: oc98054
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 93, No. 3, 1998, pp. 283-287

 en Zymodeme and serodeme characterization of Leishmania isolates obtained from Costa Rican patients
Johnny Peraza; Andrea Urbina & Rodrigo Zeledon

Abstract

Thirty-four Leishmania isolates obtained from Costa Rican
patients, from different geographical areas, were characterized by
isoenzyme electrophoresis and indirect immunofluorescense with monoclonal
antibodies. Thirty-two were characterized as L. panamensis strains
and two were L. braziliensis variants. We confirm the evident
predominance of L. panamensis as the main etiological agent of
leishmaniasis in Costa Rica and the existence of L. braziliensis in
the country.

Keywords
leishmaniasis - Costa Rica - Leishmania panamensis - characterization - etiological agent

 
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