Print version ISSN 0074-0276
Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz vol.89 no.2 Rio de Janeiro Apr./Jun. 1994
Leishmaniasis dissemineted by Leishmania braziliensis in a mare (Equus cabalus) immunotherapy and chemotherapy assays
FIOCRUZ, Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Brasil
Clínica de Tratamento para Equinos "Horse Master", Brasil
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Hospital Evandro Chagas, Brasil
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Departamento de Bioquímica e Biologia Molecular, Brasil
Cutaneous disseminated lesions caused by Leishmania sp. were found in a pregnant mare (Equus cabalus) from a rural city in the State of rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Before delivering, treatment was undertaken by immunotherapy followed by chemotherapy. Histopatology and serology were performed during treatment, as well as the biochemical characterization of the parasite (L. braziliensis) that was isolated from one of the lesions.