Easy Test for Visceral Leishmaniasis and Post–Kala-azar Dermal Leishmaniasis

Saha, Samiran and Goswami, Rama prosad and Pramanik, Netai and Guha, Subhasis K and Saha, Bibhuti and Rahman, Mehebubar and Mallick, Sudeshna and Modak, Dolanchampa and Silva, Fernando O and Mendonca, Ivete L and Costa, Dorcas L and Costa, Carlos H. N and Ali, Nahid (2011) Easy Test for Visceral Leishmaniasis and Post–Kala-azar Dermal Leishmaniasis. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 17 (7). pp. 1304-1306.


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    (1). Sophisticated laboratory methods, although sensitive, are costly. The immunochromatographic strip test that uses recombinant K39 antigen (rK39), although satisfactory in India, is less sensitive in Africa, Latin America, and Mediterranean regions (2). Post–kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL), a sequel to VL in India and Africa, is often confused with other skin diseases (3,4). Diagnosis of VL in dogs in Latin America and Mediterranean countries remains confusing because of rampant asymptomatic infections and elevated antibodies against Leishmania spp. (5).

    Item Type: Article
    URI: http://www.eprints.iicb.res.in/id/eprint/96
    Subjects: Infectious Diseases and Immunology
    Divisions: Indian Institute of Chemical Biology
    Depositing User: Ms Sutapa Ganguly
    Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2011 14:31
    Last Modified: 13 Dec 2012 11:42
    Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid1707.102071

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