1921
Volume 9, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Summary

  • 1.  Fifty-seven per cent of 129 Lebanese and Syrians tested with toxoplasmin gave positive reactions. Sixty-five per cent of the Syrians and 46 per cent of the Lebanese were positive. Seventy per cent of Moslems tested were toxoplasmin-positive as compared to 55 per cent of Christians.
  • 2.  Of 51 individuals with leishmanial scars, 46 gave positive skin reactions to a toxoplasminlike antigen prepared from . Nine individuals without leishmanial scars were also positive to the leishmanial antigen.
  • 3.  There appeared to be no cross-sensitization to skin test antigens prepared from and .
  • 4.  Presently available information concerning the epidemiology of toxoplasmosis and leishmaniases in Lebanon and Syria is briefly discussed with particular regard to recent observations.

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