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Parasitology Research

, Volume 115, Issue 1, pp 49–49 | Cite as

RETRACTED ARTICLE: Molecular diagnosis of leishmaniasis at the subgenus and species level

  • Krishna KhairnarEmail author
  • Carrie Lynde
  • Filip Ralevski
  • Jay Keystone
  • Anne McCarthy
  • Jeremy Levine
  • Dylan R. Pillai
Original Paper

Keywords

Experimental Data Electronic Supplementary Material Clinical Diagnosis Clinical Sample Species Level 
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The article “Molecular diagnosis of leishmaniasis at the subgenus and species level” published online 5 November 2013 in Parasitology Research, DOI  10.1007/s00436-013-3663-1, has been retracted by the publisher and the journal Editors Heinz Mehlhorn and Bill Chobotar. The retraction has been agreed to due to the fact that although all the data reported in the figures of the main manuscript and in the supporting information are correct, incorrect clinical diagnoses could be made from the way the data are interpreted currently in the paper. Cross testing a newly designed assay against positive clinical samples alone is insufficient evidence of its specificity. This conclusion can be traced back to a misinterpretation of experimental data in the main manuscript, forwhich the authors accept full responsibility.The online version of this article contains the full text of the retracted article as electronic supplementary material.

Supplementary material

436_2013_3663_MOESM1_ESM.rtf (269 kb)
Former article version (RTF 268 kb)
436_2013_3663_MOESM2_ESM.pdf (738 kb)
Former article version (PDF 738 KB)

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Krishna Khairnar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Carrie Lynde
    • 2
  • Filip Ralevski
    • 3
  • Jay Keystone
    • 2
  • Anne McCarthy
    • 4
  • Jeremy Levine
    • 4
  • Dylan R. Pillai
    • 5
  1. 1.Council for Scientific and Industrial ResearchNational Environmental Engineering and Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI)NagpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Public Health Laboratory, OAHPPTorontoCanada
  4. 4.Infectious Diseases DivisionThe Ottawa HospitalOttawaCanada
  5. 5.Department of Pathology & Laboratory MedicineUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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