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Leishmania donovani and cutaneous leishmaniasis, Sri Lanka

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  • H V Yamuna D Siriwardana
  • Harry A Noyes
  • Nicholas J Beeching
  • Michael L Chance
  • Nadira D Karunaweera
  • Paul A Bates
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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>03/2007
<mark>Journal</mark>Emerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number3
Volume13
Number of pages3
Pages (from-to)476-478
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

To investigate the relationship of cutaneous leishmaniasis isolates from Sri Lanka to known species, we performed DNA sequencing and microsatellite analyses. We identified Leishmania donovani as the agent of Sri Lanka cutaneous leishmaniasis and showed that these parasites are closely related to those causing visceral leishmaniasis in the Indian subcontinent.