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Study of the frequency of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Omidieh district, Khouzestan province, south west of Iran (2008 -2010)

Behbahani, Abdolamir and Ahmadi, Somayeh and Latifi, Seyyed Mahmoud and Sadeghi, Mehdi (2012) Study of the frequency of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Omidieh district, Khouzestan province, south west of Iran (2008 -2010). Jundishapur Journal of Health Sciences, 4 (4). ISSN 2252-0627

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Abstract

Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) is an endemic disease in Iran that is caused by Leishmania parasite and transmits to human by Phelebotumus sand flies. The lysis of the skin cells occurs by the parasite with the presentation of a dry sore in the rural areas and a wet sore in the urban areas. In this study, the frequency and epidemiologic parameters of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis patients were studied in the Omidieh district. . In this retrospective study 112 cases with CL were described. These cases were recorded in the Omidieh Health Centre during the years 2008 to 2010. Finally, the statistical indices were calculated using SPSS software.. In this retrospective study 112 cases with CL were described. These cases were recorded in the Omidieh Health Centre during the years 2008 to 2010. Finally, the statistical indices were calculated using SPSS software.. As the results showed after the age of 9 the prevalence of the disease decreased which may be due to the improvement of the immune system against the disease over the years. It is assumed that this area was an endemic focus of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, however, more studies are needed to clear all the aspects of this disease regarding Omidieh ecosystem. .

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Keywords: Frequency; Cutaneous Leishmaniasis; Omidieh; Khouzestan.
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: آقای بهرام سوسنی غریب وند
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2018 05:40
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2018 05:40
URI: http://eprints.ajums.ac.ir/id/eprint/12148

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