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Journal of Parasitology Research
Volume 2016, Article ID 1084353, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/1084353
Research Article

Could kDNA-PCR in Peripheral Blood Replace the Examination of Bone Marrow for the Diagnosis of Visceral Leishmaniasis?

1Laboratório de Investigação Médica, Parasitologia LIM 46 do Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (HCFMUSP), Avenida Dr. Enéas Carvalho de Aguiar 470/500, 05403-000 São Paulo, SP, Brazil
2Departamento de Moléstias Infecciosas e Parasitárias, HCFMUSP, Avenida Dr. Enéas Carvalho de Aguiar 255, 05403-000 São Paulo, SP, Brazil
3Laboratório de Soroepidemiologia e Imunobiologia, IMTSP-USP, Avenida Dr. Enéas Carvalho de Aguiar 470/500, 05403-000 São Paulo, SP, Brazil
4Hospital Emilio Ribas, Avenida Dr. Arnaldo 165, 01246-900 São Paulo, SP, Brazil
5Laboratório de Parasitologia, Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo, Universidade de São Paulo (IMTSP-USP), Avenida Dr. Enéas Carvalho de Aguiar 470/500, 05403-000 São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Received 1 April 2016; Revised 29 June 2016; Accepted 10 July 2016

Academic Editor: José F. Silveira

Copyright © 2016 Natalia Souza de Godoy et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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