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Distinct microbiome profiles and biofilms in Leishmania donovani-driven cutaneous leishmaniasis wounds

Nature.com
 2021-11-30

Cover picture for the articleThe endemic strain of Leishmania donovani in Sri Lanka causes cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) rather than more common visceral form. We have visualized biofilms and profiled the microbiome of lesions and unaffected skin in thirty-nine CL patients. Twenty-four lesions (61.5%) were biofilm-positive according to fluorescence in situ hybridization. Biopsies of biofilm-positive lesions...

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