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Author(s): Jalili, N. A., Červeň, D., Jalili, M. S. & Amiri, M. L.
Title: Occurrence of cutaneous leishmaniosis in the Province of Balkh (northern Afganistan) between 1990-1994
Title: A kután leishmaniózis előfordulása Balkh tartományban (Észak-Afganisztán) az 1990–1994-es évek folyamán
Year: 1998
Volume: 31
Pages: 23-28.

Abstract: Between 1990 and 1994, 8410 positive cases of cutaneous leishmaniosis were recorded in the town of Mazar-e-Sharif and its surroundings in Afghanistan. Leishmania major (rural form) was found in 6833 (81.25%) cases, L. tropica (urban form) in 1566 (18.62%) and 11 (0.13%) lupoid cases caused by L. tropica were recorded. The high prevalence of positive cases (rural form) during the autumn months could be explained by the incubation period of leishmaniosis and the higher activity of vectors in the summer months.
Keywords: Leishmania major, Leishmania tropica, Flagellata, cutaneous leishmaniosis, Afghanistan

Journal: Parasitologia Hungarica
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ISSN: 0303-688X
Publisher: Magyar Parazitológusok Társasága, Budapest
Editor(s): K. Murai, É., Thoma, A., Gubányi, A. & Tajti, T. Zs.