Volume 87, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Leishmaniasis is an emerging disease in Thailand. Herein, we report on two human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients with leishmaniasis who presented with overlapping manifestations between cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis. Sequencing analysis of the internal transcribed spacer 1 (ITS1) of the ribosomal RNA gene showed that the species was identical to a new species recently described in Thailand. The detection of DNA of this species in saliva may have important implications for transmission and epidemiological studies.


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  • Received : 02 Dec 2011
  • Accepted : 17 Apr 2012
  • Published online : 02 Jul 2012

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