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

Pirouzi, A. and Forouzandeh, H. and Raoofi, A. and Ahmadi, I. and Abdizadeh, R. and Zarei, E. and Farrash, R.H. and Khaledi, A. (2019) Prevalence of cutaneous leishmaniasis in different regions of Larestan and its relationship with public health condition during 2014�2015. Gene Reports, 17.

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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.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: 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
Subjects: Parasitology
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Basic Sciences > Applied Cell Sciences
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2020 15:25
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2020 15:25
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4391

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