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Prevalence of cutaneous leishmaniasis in different regions of Larestan and its relationship with public health condition during 2014–2015

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(2019) Prevalence of cutaneous leishmaniasis in different regions of Larestan and its relationship with public health condition during 2014–2015. Gene Reports. ISSN 24520144 (ISSN)

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Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of cutaneous leishmaniasis in different regions of Larestan and its relationship with public health condition during 2014–2015. This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on 223 positive cases during 2014–2015 in Larestan region, in southern Fars province, Iran. The samples were taken from lesion exudates caused by mosquito bites. The parasite was distinguished by Giemsa staining. Presence of Leishman bodies or Amastigotes form indicates the positivity of the case. The included patients were studied in terms of nationality, age, sex, involved organ, number of lesions, parasites sources, type of building, and Patients' place of residence. Data analyzed using SPSS software through Fisher's exact and t-student tests. About 95 of the positive cases were Iranian patients, and the remaining were Afghans. And 51 of patients were female. Individuals younger than 9 years old had the most infection cases (55). A significant correlation was found between age and leishmaniasis. Also, 81 of the diseases were related to urban leishmaniasis. Hands were the most common organs involved with a frequency 39. It was found that the age group1–9-year-old has contained the most level of infected cases to cutaneous leishmaniasis. © 2019 Elsevier Inc.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Pirouzi, A.UNSPECIFIED
Forouzandeh, H.UNSPECIFIED
Raoofi, A.UNSPECIFIED
Ahmadi, I.UNSPECIFIED
Abdizadeh, R.UNSPECIFIED
Zarei, E.UNSPECIFIED
Farrash, R. H.UNSPECIFIED
Khaledi, A.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Cutaneous leishmaniasis Leishmaniasis Prevalence adolescent adult Afghan age aged amastigote Article child cross-sectional study descriptive research female Giemsa stain hand human infant Iran Iranian (citizen) Leishmania major clinical study male mosquito bite newborn priority journal public health skin leishmaniasis urban area
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Journal or Publication Title: Gene Reports
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 17
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.genrep.2019.100530
ISSN: 24520144 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/2876

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