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Development of a Digital Droplet Polymerase Chain Reaction (ddPCR) assay to detect Leishmania DNA in samples from Cutaneous Leishmaniasis patients.

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Summary of "Development of a Digital Droplet Polymerase Chain Reaction (ddPCR) assay to detect Leishmania DNA in samples from Cutaneous Leishmaniasis patients."

Here, we evaluate the ddPCR platform using an evaluated qPCR-based diagnostic assay for the detection of Leishmania infection in Cutaneous Leishmaniasis patients.

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Name: International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases
ISSN: 1878-3511
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