Accession Number:

ADA162328

Title:

Chemotherapy of Leishmaniasis.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Jan-30 Sep 79,

Corporate Author:

LIVERPOOL SCHOOL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

Additional isolates now received numbering from LV678 through LV700 are listed. The isolates include important visceral strains from Honduras, Italy, France and India. The majority of other isolates were sent for identification from various laboratories where they are being used in current investigations. The most interesting findings this year include the identification by Dr. Chance of Leishmania isolated by Professor Bettini from dogs, Rattus rattus and a fox in Italy as L. donovani s.l., of the same enzyme type as visceral isolates from man in the Mediterranean region. This is the only recent clear incrimination of rodents as reservoirs of human visceral disease, although they are, of course, commonly associated with zoonotic L. major. Further isolates that have been brought from India should help to resolve the enigma of the origin and specific identity of the organisms responsible for the current epidemic of kala-azar in that country. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Pharmacology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE