Gaceta Médica Boliviana
versão impressa ISSN 1012-2966
BERMUDEZ, Hernán et al. DIAGNÓSTICO DE LEISHMANIASIS UTILIZANDO MEDIO DE CULTIVO TSTB EN PACIENTES DE TROPICO DE COCHABAMBA. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2005, vol.28, n.2, pp. 31-35. ISSN 1012-2966.
A prospective, analytic and experimental study was realized, in which we tried to determine the percentage of sensitive of a new culture medium for the diagnosis of Leishmania, denominated Torrico-Solano-Torrico-Bermudez (TSTB). Samples were obtained by a piration of ulcers with clinical suspicion of Leishmaniasis from patients proceeding from the tropical area of Cochabamba. The objectives planted were to determine the percentage of sensitive of the mentioned culture and to analyze the growth of the parasites of Leishmania. As a result, a 90 % of positivity was obtained with this diagnostic method, with a minimum contamination by fungus (moss and yeast); further more, a change in the colour of culture medium was observed, because of the growth and multiplication of the parasites by consumption of the nutrients.
Palavras-chave : Leishmania; Diagnosis; Culture; Aspiration.