Characterization of Leishmania sp. strains isolated from autochthonous cases of human cutaneous leishmaniasis in Santa Catarina State, southern Brazil
Grisard, Edmundo C
Shaw, Jeffrey Jon
Ishikawa, Edna A. Y
Carvalho-Pinto, Carlos J
Toma, Helena K
Lima, José H
Romanha, Alvaro J
Campbell, David A
Four Leishmania sp. samples were isolated from autochthonous human cases of American cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL) in Santa Catarina State, southern Brazil. These strains were characterized using indirect immunofluorescence with a panel of Leishmania-specific monoclonal antibodies (MAbs), and by PCR amplification and hybridization assay of the mini-exon gene with group specific probes. The results obtained with the MAbs were in agreement with the genetic marker. Two isolates (MHOM/BR/89/JSC89-H1 and MHOM/BR/89/JSC89-H2) were identified as L. (Leishmania) amazonensis and two (MHOM/BR/96/LSC96-H3 and MHOM/BR/97/LSC97-H4) as L. (Viannia) braziliensis. The southernmost autochthonous cases of ACL in Brazil are due to two different Leishmania sp. species, confirming the spreading of ACL on the American continent.
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-citationGRISARD, Edmundo C. et al. Characterization of Leishmania sp. strains isolated from autochthonous cases of human cutaneous leishmaniasis in Santa Catarina State, southern Brazil. Acta Tropica, v. 74, n. 1, p. 89-93, Jan. 2000.
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-decsPrimaryLeishmaniose Cutânea / parasitologia
Hibridização In Situ / métodos
Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase / métodos
Transmissão de Doença Infecciosa
Santa Catarina (SC)