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Title: Leishmania spp. epidemiology of canine leishmaniasis in the Yucatan Peninsula
Authors: López-Céspedes, Ángeles
Longoni, Silvia Stefania
Sauri-Arceo, C. H.
Sánchez-Moreno, Manuel
Rodríguez-Vivas, R. I.
Escobedo-Ortegón, F. J.
Barrera-Pérez, M. A.
Bolio-González, M. E.
Marín Sánchez, Clotilde
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: Canine Leishmaniasis is widespread in various Mexican states, where different species of Leishmania have been isolated from dogs. In the present study, we describe the detection of L. braziliensis, L. infantum, and L. mexicana in serum of dogs from the states of Yucatan and Quintana Roo in the Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico). A total of 412 sera were analyzed by ELISA using the total extract of the parasite and the iron superoxide dismutase excreted by different trypanosomatids as antigens. We found the prevalence of L. braziliensis to be 7.52%, L. infantum to be 6.07%, and L. mexicana to be 20.63%, in the dog population studied. The results obtained with ELISA using iron superoxide dismutase as the antigen were confirmed by western blot analysis with its greater sensitivity, and the agreement between the two techniques was very high.
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Keywords: Cutaneous leishmaniasis
Visceral Leishmaniasis
Superoxide dismutase
Viannia braziliensis
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10481/32045
ISSN: 1537-744X
Rights : Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License
Citation: López-Céspedes, A.; et al. Leishmania spp. epidemiology of canine leishmaniasis in the Yucatan Peninsula. Scientific World Journal, 2012: 945871 (2012). [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/32045]
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