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Prevalence of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Iran (2000-2016): A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Study

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(2020) Prevalence of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Iran (2000-2016): A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Study. Infectious disorders drug targets. ISSN 2212-3989 (Electronic) 1871-5265 (Linking)

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Official URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32479248

Abstract

Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is the most common form of leishmaniasis affecting humans. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and epidemiological features of CL in Iran by a systematic review and meta-analysis. The literature search was performed in the SID, Magiran, IranDoc, PubMed, Scopus, Medlib, as well as the Google Scholar search engine databases to find studies on the prevalence of CL. The reference lists of the found articles were also reviewed to obtain additional relevant articles. Studies that were related to treatment and reservoirs of CL were excluded. Forty-four studies were selected for final analysis. Metaanalysis with random effects model showed that the prevalence of leishmaniasis in Iran was 77 per 100,000 population. Overall, 60 of the patients were men. Most cases of CL occurred in autumn, and majority of the patients had one lesion mostly on hands. The most common age group was 20-30 years. In conclusion, CL is an endemic disease in Iran, and its prevalence is largely affected by geographical locations and regional customs. Appropriate preventing measures should be considered to decrease the incidence of CL in Iran.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Panahi, S.UNSPECIFIED
Abbasi, M.UNSPECIFIED
Sayehmiri, K.UNSPECIFIED
Safaripour, S.UNSPECIFIED
Abdi, J.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Iran Leishmaniasis prevalence systematic review
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Journal or Publication Title: Infectious disorders drug targets
Journal Index: Pubmed
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.2174/1871526520666200601164850
ISSN: 2212-3989 (Electronic) 1871-5265 (Linking)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/2793

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