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Volume 102, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Abstract.

Endemic cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) in northern Argentina has traditionally been caused by . This study aims to describe an outbreak of –caused human CL in the Department Capital of Corrientes Province, Argentina. We retrospectively analyzed the reported cases of CL in this area from May 2015 to December 2016. Eighty cases of CL were clinically and analytically diagnosed, and there was one case of visceral leishmaniasis in a boy who also had CL. Patients’ median age was 33.6 years (range 1–89 years), and 18.5% were younger than 15 years; the male:female ratio was 3.5:1. Cases lived mostly in the municipality of Corrientes (72.8%), whereas 27.2% resided in Riachuelo. Although 67.9% had a single lesion, 32.1% had several. Molecular analyses showed that was the causative species in all cases. Our results show that for the first time, there was an outbreak of CL by in an urban area of Argentina.

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  • Received : 16 Jul 2019
  • Accepted : 12 Dec 2019
  • Published online : 05 Mar 2020
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