Leishmania donovani MON-18 isolé chez un sidéen au Portugal

Translated title of the contribution: The isolation of Leishmania donovani mon-18, from an aids patient in Portugal: possible needle transmission

Lenea Camping, G. Santos-Gomes, Francine Pratlong, Jean-Pierre Dedet, P Abranches

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Abstract

L'incidence des co-infections Leishmania/VIH augmente au Portugal depuis l'extension de l'infection VIH aux zones endémiques de kala-azar dans ce pays.

Leishmania infantum MON-24, zymodème autochtone "dermo-trope", a déjà été isolé d'un cas de co-infection Leishmania/VIH au Portugal.

Nous rapportons ici un cas similaire dû à L. donovani MON-18 chez un toxicomane portugais dont le mode de contamination pourrait s'expliquer par l'usage d'aiguilles ou de seringues contaminées.

The spread of HIV infection into leishmaniasis endemic areas has increased the incidence of immunosupressed patients with kala-azar in Portugal.The dermotropic zymodeme MON-24 of Leishmania infantum has been already isolated from a Portuguese AIDS patient, as in some other Mediterranean countries.In this paper we report the isolation of L. donovani MON-18 from a drug addicted Portuguese patient with clinical visceral leishmaniasis and AIDS, that suggests a mechanically transmitted infection by the use of a shared needle or syringe.

Translated title of the contributionThe isolation of Leishmania donovani mon-18, from an aids patient in Portugal: possible needle transmission
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)391-392
Number of pages2
JournalParasite (Paris, France)
VolumeVol. 1
Issue numbern.º 4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

Keywords

  • AIDS
  • Kala-azar
  • L. Donovani
  • Portugal
  • Zymodeme MON-18

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