Comparison of conventional and polymerase chain reaction diagnostic techniques for leishmaniasis in the endemic region of Adana, Turkey


Culha G., Uzun S., Ozcan K., Memisoglu H., Chang K.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, cilt.45, ss.569-572, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 45 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2006.02695.x
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.569-572

Özet

Background Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) has long been reported in the Cukurova region. We have compared the sensitivity of the conventional methods of diagnosis by microscopy and cultivation of lesion aspirates against polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of parasite-specific DNA from these samples.