Evaluation of the efficacy of two leishmanins in asymptomatic dogs

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There are few studies in dogs concerning leishmanin skin test. We evaluated and compared the efficacy of two leishmanin preparations for the detection of dog Leishmania cellular-mediated immunity. Clinically healthy dogs living in an endemic area were studied. A leishmanin preparation 1 (3 × 108 promastigotes/ml) was superior to a leishmanin preparation 2 (5 × 106 promastigotes/ml), measured as the percentage of positive reactions and the diameter of the induced induration. The leishmanin skin test is a valuable tool, although the results show that the degree of response, as it has been shown in human beings, depends on the preparation used. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-166
JournalVeterinary Parasitology
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2001


  • Dog
  • Leishmania infantum
  • Leishmanin skin test


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