Minimally invasive microbiopsies as an improved sampling method for the diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis

Gemechu Churiso, Saskia van Henten, Lieselotte Cnops, Julia Pollmann, Roma Melkamu, Mulualem Lemma, Amare Kiflie, Helina Fikre, Johan van Griensven, Wim Adriaensen

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Abstract

Current sampling methods to diagnose cutaneous leishmaniasis are invasive and painful. An alternative and minimally invasive microbiopsy device was evaluated in a diverse range of cutaneous leishmaniasis lesions in Ethiopia. Using polymerase chain reaction-based diagnosis, the microbiopsy outperformed the routine skin slit sample by detecting more patients while pain scores were significantly lower.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberofaa364
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Volume7
Issue number9
Number of pages3
ISSN2328-8957
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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