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Brote de leishmaniosis en Cancha Larga, Chaco, Argentina

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Author(s): Olga Miranda | Silvia Balbachán | Daniel Merino | Miría Galván | Sergio Moro | Ofelia Z. De Gorodner | José Salazar | Sandra O. de Merino

Journal: Revista Cubana de Medicina Tropical
ISSN 0375-0760

Volume: 51;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 69;
Date: 1999;
Original page

Keywords: LEISHMANIASIS | BROTES DE ENFERMEDADES | ARGENTINA | LEISHMANIASIS | DISEASE OUTBREAKS | ARGENTINA

ABSTRACT
Se reporta la aparición de un brote epidémico de leishmaniosis en pobladores de un área endémica para la enfermedad en Cancha Larga, Chaco, Argentina. Mediante la realización de frotis y biopsia, se confirmó la afectación del 11,8 % de la población total. Todos ellos fueron tratados con antimoniato de meglumine.A leishmanioasis outbreak is reported among the inhabitants of an endemic area for this disease located in Cancha Larga, Chaco in Argentina. Frotis and biopsy confirmed that 11,8 % of the whole population was affected. They were all treated with meglumine antimonate.
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