Human Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Ecuador: Identification of Parasites by Enzyme Electrophoresis

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  • School of Medicine, Central University of Ecuador, Youngstown State University, Burroughs-Wellcome Company, Research Triangle Park, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Quito, Ecuador
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Twenty-six strains of Leishmania were isolated from cutaneous lesions in humans in 3 different geographical areas of Ecuador. The species were identified by enzyme electrophoresis as Leishmania braziliensis, L. panamensis, L. guyanensis, L. mexicana, and L. amazonensis.