Detección de leishmania spp. en reservorios atípicos y caracterización molecular

  1. María Victoria Ortega García
Supervised by:
  1. Inmaculada Moreno Iruela Director
  2. Nerea García Benzaquén Director
  3. Mercedes Domínguez Rodríguez Director

Defence university: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Year of defence: 2021

  1. Guadalupe Miró Corrales Chair
  2. Lucía de Juan Ferré Secretary
  3. Juan Alberto Galan Torres Committee member
  4. Carla Alexandra Soares Maia Committee member
  5. Ana Goncalves Domingos Committee member
  1. Sanidad Animal

Type: Thesis


Leishmaniasis is a group of parasitic diseases of zoonotic and anthroponotic origin caused by protozoa of the genus Leishmania, within theTrypanosomatidae family. Transmission to the vertebrate host occurs through the bite of female sandfly, blood-sucking insects belonging to the genera Phlebotomus (OldWorld) or Lutzomyia (New World), within the Psychodidae family. Among the parasitic diseases, leishmaniasis ranks second as the most frequent cause of death in the world behind malaria. In addition, this disease is included in the group of neglected tropical diseases (NTD), and is present in more than 98 countries, with about 350 million peopleat risk and about 12 million cases...