Evaluation of the PCR Method for the Diagnosis of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in AL Hawija District, Kirkuk, Iraq

Authors

  • Husain F. Hassan1, Moath M. Salman1, Burhan M. Mohammed1

Keywords:

Cutaneous leishmaniasis ; Polymerase chain reaction (PCR); Diagnosis, AL Hawija

Abstract

Males (191) and females (229) with skin lesions were enrolled in this investigation with the highest incidence of the disease in both sexes being in the age group (0-5) years . The clinical features of the lesions were covered by firmly adherent crust and some were edematous. By using classical microscopic examinations, the amastigotes were detectable in 143 cases out of 200 lesion samples. On the other hand , the use of specific PCR system and DNA sequences provided evidence that Leishmania tropica is the only etiologic agent of cutaneous leishmaniasis in AL Hawija district, Kirkuk province, Iraq.

Author Biography

Husain F. Hassan1, Moath M. Salman1, Burhan M. Mohammed1

1Department of Biology , College of Science , University of Kirkuk, Iraq

Published

2020-01-16

How to Cite

Husain F. Hassan1, Moath M. Salman1, Burhan M. Mohammed1. (2020). Evaluation of the PCR Method for the Diagnosis of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in AL Hawija District, Kirkuk, Iraq. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(1), 729-733. Retrieved from http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijfmt/article/view/138