Revista de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1518-8787Print version ISSN 0034-8910
FORATTINI, Oswaldo Paulo; PATTOLI, Dino B. G.; RABELLO, Ernesto Xavier and FERREIRA, Octávio Alves. Natural infection of Oryzomys capito laticeps in enzootic focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis in S. Paulo State, Brazil. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1973, vol.7, n.2, pp.181-184. ISSN 1518-8787. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101973000200010.
Natural infection of silvatic rodent Oryzomys capito laticeps in an enzootic focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis in S. Paulo State, Brazil, is reported. The infection was due to the Leishmania braziliensis braziliensis and identification was reached by experimental inoculation of the isolated strain in hamsters. By the first time that rodent is incriminated as natural reservoir of the mucocutaneous form of leishmaniasis.
Keywords : Leishmaniasis, enzootic cutaneous; Oryzomys capito; Leishmania braziliensis braziliensis; Leishmaniasis, mucocutaneous.