Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Guatemala: Isoenzyme Characterization of Isolates from Humans

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  • 1 Medical Entomology Research and Training Unit/Guatemala, Division of Parasitic Diseases, Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control, U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, Georgia 30333
  • | * Microbiology Laboratory, Central Military Hospital, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Leishmania organisms cultivated from cutaneous lesions of humans in Guatemala were characterized by cellulose acetate electrophoresis. Six isolates had electrophoretic enzyme patterns identical to World Health Organization reference strains of Leishmunia braziliensis braziliensis, and 5 had patterns identical to reference strains of Leishmania mexicana mexicana.

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