Volume s1-5, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Two strains of have been isolated from the lesions by means of the culture medium employed for the isolation and cultivation of organisms of the Leptospira group of spirochetes. It is suggested that this medium is highly advantageous for the isolation and maintenance of Leishmania, because, of (1) the simplicity of preparation, (2) the stability at ice-box temperatures, (3) the luxuriant growth obtained, and (4) the long period of life of the cultures without transfer.

The leptospira medium has the advantage, therefore, of being applicable to the cultivation of three distinct groups of microorganisms, two of the Spirochaetae (Leptospira, Spironema) and one protozoon (Leishmania).


Dos razas de fueron aisladas de las lesiones usando el medio de cultivo empleado para el cultivo puro de los organismos del grupo Leptospira de los espiroquetos. Se sugiere que este medio es muy ventajoso para la separación y manutención en cultivo puro del Leishmania, por las razones siguientes: (1) sencillez de preparación, (2) estabilidad en las temperaturas de las neveras, (3) desarrollo exuberante y (4) larga duración de vida de los cultivos sin necesidad de hacer trasplantes.

El medio de cultivo del leptospira tiene la ventaja, por lo tanto, de ser aplicable al cultivo de tres grupos diferentes de microorganismos, dos de ellos espiroquetes (Leptospira, Spironema) y el otro un protozoo (Leishmania).


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  • Received : 14 May 1924
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