Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2018

Comments

This article has been peer reviewed. It is the author’s final published version in American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 99, Issue 2, August 2018, Pages 331-337.

The published version is available at https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.17-0909. Copyright © The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Abstract

Cutaneous leishmaniasis is endemic to South America where diagnosis is most commonly conducted via microscopy. Patients with suspected leishmaniasis were referred for enrollment by the Ministry of Health (MoH) in Lima, Iquitos, Puerto Maldonado, and several rural areas of Peru. A 43-question survey requesting age, gender, occupation, characterization of the lesion(s), history of leishmaniasis, and insect-deterrent behaviors was administered. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was conducted on lesion materials at the Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 in Lima, and the results were compared with those obtained by the MoH using microscopy. Factors associated with negative microscopy and positive PCR results were identified using χ

PubMed ID

29869605

Language

English

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