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ROJAS, Elina  and  SCORZA, José V.. Leishmania braziliensis: isolation of lesions by inoculation of hamsters with and without the addition of salivary gland lysates of Lutzomyia youngi. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1995, vol.29, n.1, pp.1-5. ISSN 1518-8787.

Homogenized biopsy tissue from the cutaneous leishmaniasis lesions of 50 patients from Trujillo, Venezuela, were inoculated subcutaneously into the tarsi of male hamsters. Homogenized tissue either alone or mixed with salivary gland lysates of Lutzomyia youngi were used for inoculation. Homogenized tissue alone yielded 58.5% of infections with a mean of twelve weeks for prepatency, while those mixed with sandfly lysate resulted in 92% of infections with a mean prepatency of three weeks.

Keywords : Leishmania brazlienses [pathogenicity]; Psychodidae; Salivary glands.

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