Croatia

Genetic diversity and structure in Leishmania infantum populations from southeastern Europe revealed by microsatellite analysis

Abstract
Background: The dynamic re-emergence of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in south Europe and the northward shift to
Leishmania-free European countries are well-documented. However, the epidemiology of VL due to Leishmania
infantum in southeastern (SE) Europe and the Balkans is inadequately examined. Herein, we aim to re-evaluate and
compare the population structure of L. infantum in SE and southwestern (SW) Europe.
Methods: Leishmania strains collected from humans and canines in Turkey, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Greece, Albania and

CANINE LEISHMANIOSIS IN CROATIA – AN UPDATE

Živičnjak, T.,* Martinković, F.,* Pinter, Lj.,** Ivšić Škoda, D.,***
* University of Zagreb, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases with Clinic; Heinzelova 55; 10000 Zagreb, Croatia; tatjanaz@vef.hr
** University of Zagreb, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Infective Diseases With Clinic
*** University of Zagreb, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Internal Diseases Clinic

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis of Visceral Leishmaniasis by Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of an Isolated Cervical Lymph Node: Case Report

A B S T R A C T
A 61-year-old woman presented with an isolated, painless, slightly enlarged right laterocervical lymph node without
any other signs and symptoms of disease. Laboratory test including hematological and biochemical parameters were
normal. A cervical ultrasonography demonstrated one lymph node (10 mm) on the right laterocervical side and one
small reactive lymph node on the left laterocervical side. The fine needle aspiration (FNA) smears revealed a polymorphic

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Leishmaniasis acquired by travellers to endemic regions in Europe - a EuroTravNet multi-centre study

Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by protozoan parasites which belong to the genus
Leishmania. Important clinical manifestations of leishmaniasis include cutaneous
leishmaniasis (CL) and visceral leishmaniasis (VL). Currently, leishmaniasis occurs in all
continents with the exception of Antarctica and is considered to be endemic in 88
countries. About 90% of cases with leishmaniasis occur in the tropics or subtropics but
the disease is also endemic in the Mediterranean area including countries like

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