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Research Article

Viability and Burden of Leishmania in Extralesional Sites during Human Dermal Leishmaniasis

  • Ibeth Romero,

    Affiliation: Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento e Investigaciones Médicas (CIDEIM), Cali, Colombia

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  • Jair Téllez mail,

    jaircinio@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento e Investigaciones Médicas (CIDEIM), Cali, Colombia

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  • Yazmín Suárez,

    Affiliation: Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento e Investigaciones Médicas (CIDEIM), Cali, Colombia

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  • Maria Cardona,

    Affiliation: Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento e Investigaciones Médicas (CIDEIM), Cali, Colombia

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  • Roger Figueroa,

    Affiliation: Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento e Investigaciones Médicas (CIDEIM), Cali, Colombia

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  • Adrian Zelazny,

    Affiliation: Microbiology Service, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Nancy Gore Saravia

    Affiliation: Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento e Investigaciones Médicas (CIDEIM), Cali, Colombia

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  • Published: September 14, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000819

About the Authors

Ibeth Romero, Jair Téllez, Yazmín Suárez, Maria Cardona, Roger Figueroa, Nancy Gore Saravia
Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento e Investigaciones Médicas (CIDEIM), Cali, Colombia
Adrian Zelazny
Microbiology Service, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jaircinio@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: IR JT AZ NGS. Performed the experiments: IR JT YS MC RF. Analyzed the data: IR JT YS MC RF AZ NGS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: IR JT YS MC RF AZ NGS. Wrote the paper: IR JT YS MC RF AZ NGS.