Most people infected with Leishmania remain asymptomatic, which is a common element that may promote the resurgence of clinically evident leishmaniasis in individuals with impaired cell-mediated immune responses. Unfortunately, there is no universally accepted assay to identify asymptomatic infection. This cross-sectional study focuses on the employment of three methods targeting different features of the parasitic infection to be used in combination for the screening of latent leishmaniasis in a newly endemic area of northeastern Italy.

Test combination to detect latent Leishmania infection: A prevalence study in a newly endemic area for L. infantum, northeastern Italy / De Pascali, Alessandra Mistral; Todeschini, Renato; Baiocchi, Simone; Ortalli, Margherita; Attard, Luciano; Ibarra-Meneses, Ana Victoria; Carrillo, Eugenia; Varani, Stefania. - In: PLOS NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES. - ISSN 1935-2735. - ELETTRONICO. - 16:8(2022), pp. 1-11. [10.1371/journal.pntd.0010676]

Test combination to detect latent Leishmania infection: A prevalence study in a newly endemic area for L. infantum, northeastern Italy

De Pascali, Alessandra Mistral;Ortalli, Margherita;Varani, Stefania
2022

Abstract

Most people infected with Leishmania remain asymptomatic, which is a common element that may promote the resurgence of clinically evident leishmaniasis in individuals with impaired cell-mediated immune responses. Unfortunately, there is no universally accepted assay to identify asymptomatic infection. This cross-sectional study focuses on the employment of three methods targeting different features of the parasitic infection to be used in combination for the screening of latent leishmaniasis in a newly endemic area of northeastern Italy.
2022
Test combination to detect latent Leishmania infection: A prevalence study in a newly endemic area for L. infantum, northeastern Italy / De Pascali, Alessandra Mistral; Todeschini, Renato; Baiocchi, Simone; Ortalli, Margherita; Attard, Luciano; Ibarra-Meneses, Ana Victoria; Carrillo, Eugenia; Varani, Stefania. - In: PLOS NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES. - ISSN 1935-2735. - ELETTRONICO. - 16:8(2022), pp. 1-11. [10.1371/journal.pntd.0010676]
De Pascali, Alessandra Mistral; Todeschini, Renato; Baiocchi, Simone; Ortalli, Margherita; Attard, Luciano; Ibarra-Meneses, Ana Victoria; Carrillo, Eugenia; Varani, Stefania
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