Cutaneous leishmaniasis of man due to Leishmania (Viannia) shawi Lainson, de Souza, Póvoa, Ishikawa & Silveira, in Pará State, Brazil
Shaw, Jeffrey Jon
Ishikawa, Edna Aoba Yassui
Braga, Roseli Ribeiro
Silveira, Fernando Tobias
Leishmania (Viannia) shawi Lainson, Braga, de Souza, Póvoa, Ishikawa & Silveira, 1989, was originally recorded from monkeys (Cebus apella and Chiropotes satanas), sloths (Choloepus didactylus and Bradypus tridactylus) and coatis (Nasua nasua) and the sandfly, Lutzomyia whitmani. With a panel of Leishmania specific monoclonal antibodies, it was found that 30.5 per cent of the Leishmania strains from patients, who had contracted cutaneous leishmaniasis in Pará State, were similar, but not identical to L. (V.) guyanensis. The enzyme profiles of 18 of these strains were determined, and it was found that 12 isolates belonged to the same zymodeme as the type strain of L. (V.) shawi. The other 6 belonged to a second L. (V.) shawi zymodeme that only differed from the other by having a slightly faster PEP band. These results are the first records of infections of L. (V.) shawi in man and suggest that this parasite is probably common in areas of Pará State to the south of the Amazon River.
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-citationSHAW, Jeffrey Jon et al. Cutaneous leishmaniasis of man due to Leishmania (Viannia) shawi Lainson, de Souza, Póvoa, Ishikawa & Silveira, in Pará State, Brazil. Annales de Parasitologie Humaine et Comparee, v. 66, n. 6, p. 243-246, 1991.
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Leishmania / isolamento & purificação