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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

Print version ISSN 1012-2966On-line version ISSN 2227-3662


ROJAS CABRERA, Ernesto; GUZMAN RIVERO, Miguel; VERDUGUEZ ORELLANA, Aleida  and  MONTANO VILLARROEL, Nair. Utility of Montenegro skin test (IDRM) as a tool for epidemiological surveillance of cutaneous leishmaniasis in areas of Bolivia where coexist the Leishmania spp and T. cruzi infections. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2012, vol.35, n.2, pp.55-58. ISSN 1012-2966.

Objectives: to evaluate the response to intradermal test of Montenegro in endemic areas of leishmaniasis and Chagas disease. Methods: the intradermal test of Montenegro was applied to young people without evidences of previous leishmaniasis in two regions endemics to leishmaniasis or Chagas disease respectively. The test was applied in three times, each one after two months. The response to it was evaluated, by measuring of induration post inoculation. Results: it was found no positive reactions from intradermal test of Montenegro in both regions. The presence of antibodies anti-T cruzi in some participants not caused positive reactions of the test. The inoculation of intradermal test of Montenegro did not generate any positive reactions at end of the three inoculations. Conclusions: for our findings, we conclude that this test could be used as an epidemiological tool for leishmaniasis in Bolivian context where coexisting leishmaniasis and Chagas disease.

Keywords : chagas; leishmanin; endemic areas; diagnosis.

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