Isoenzymatic identification of Leishmania isolates from repeated clinical human leishmaniasis episodes in Catalonia (Spain)

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. Jan-Feb 2002;96(1):45-7. doi: 10.1016/s0035-9203(02)90235-x.


Forty human strains of Leishmania infantum isolated in 1985-99 from 17 patients with repeated cutaneous, mucosal or visceral leishmaniasis episodes in Catalonia (Spain) were examined by isoenzyme electrophoresis. Six zymodemes were revealed: MON-1, MON-24, MON-28, MON-29, MON-33 and MON-34. In 2 patients 2 different zymodemes were identified in consecutive episodes.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Animals
  • Electrophoresis / methods
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Isoenzymes / analysis
  • Leishmania infantum / isolation & purification*
  • Leishmaniasis, Visceral / diagnosis*
  • Male


  • Isoenzymes