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Table 2 Results of smear and PS-PCR individually, or combined in parallel, applied to 63 patients

From: Polymorphism-specific PCR enhances the diagnostic performance of American tegumentary leishmaniasis and allows the rapid identification of Leishmania species from Argentina

   ATL  
Assay Result Presence Abscence1 Total
Smear Positive 31 0 31
  Negative 13 18 31
  Total 44 182 62
PS-PCR Positive 34 3 37
  Negative 8 16 24
  Total 423 19 61
Smear + PS-PCR Positive 41 3 44
  Negative 1 15 16
  Total 42 18 60
  1. ATL = American tegumentary leishmaniasis. 1Determined by the criterion mentioned in text. 2One out of 19 non-ATL cases was not considered for the analysis because cells were not observed in the smear. 3Insuficient DNA was obtained from two samples out of 44 ATL cases.