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Exposure to Leishmania spp. infection and Lutzomyia spp. in individuals living in an area endemic for visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil

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Author(s):
Karina Yukie Hirata ; Edenilson Borges de Oliveira Sobrinho ; Lais Rigon ; Yuri Tani Utsunomiya ; Thaise Yumie Tomokane ; Márcia Dalastra Laurenti ; Mary Marcondes
Total Authors: 7
Document type: Journal article
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical; v. 53, p. -, 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 1
Abstract

Abstract INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to investigate human exposure to Leishmania spp. infection and sandflies in an area endemic for the disease. METHODS: The presence of antibodies specific for Leishmania spp. and saliva of Lutzomyia spp. and that of L. infantum DNA in blood were evaluated. RESULTS: Antibodies against Leishmania spp. and sandfly saliva were observed in 20.8% and 37.7% of individuals, respectively. DNA of Leishmania spp. was amplified from the blood of one patient. CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that Leishmania spp. infection may be underdiagnosed in this area. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/02302-0 - Prevalence of Leishmania infantum chagasi infection in patients from the Hospital Santa Casa de Araçatuba
Grantee:Laís Rigon
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation