Mucosal Leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis and Leishmania (Viannia) guyanensis in the Brazilian Amazon.
- Autores: Amato V, Barbosa Md, Coelho LI, Ferreira LC, Gama P, Guerra JA, Moura A, Prestes SR, Silveira H
- Journal: Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Mucosal+Leishmaniasis+caused+by+Leishmania+(Viannia)+braziliensis+and+Leishmania+(Viannia)+guyanensis+in+the+Brazilian+Amazon
Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis is a parasite recognized as the most important etiologic agent of mucosal leishmaniasis (ML) in the New World. In Amazonia, seven different species of Leishmania, etiologic agents of human Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, have been described. Isolated cases of ML have been described for several different species of Leishmania: L. (V.) panamensis, L. (V.) guyanensis and L. (L.) amazonensis.