Clinical study of cutaneous leishmaniasis in a new focus of Iran

Talari, S.A. and Shajari, G. and Kashan, R.T. (2010) Clinical study of cutaneous leishmaniasis in a new focus of Iran. Research Journal of Microbiology, 5 (10). pp. 1058-1062.

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Cutaneous leishmaniasis in Iran has imposed of great economic and society with respect to the lack of adequate information about the disease in Kashan. To our knowledge, this is the first study of outbreak of cutaneous leishmaniasis in this area. This study was conducted in 1995-2003 to determine the prevalence of cutaneous leishmaniasis in central regions of Iran. This study was carried out on 3028 patients in Iran during the 9 years period. Initial variables included age, sex, occupation, place of residence and number of lesions that all were recorded in an information data. With total number of 3028 infected persons, 50.8 were male and 49.2 were female. The highest prevalence rate was in 0-10 years old (37.9). More than one active lesion was seen in 30.3 of individuals. The commonly affected site of the body were hands (45.6). All patients were treated with Meglomine antimonate (Glucantime) successfully. In present study the leishmania major was identified in majority of cases. The clinical finding pattern belonged to different endemic regions, which indicates the possible transmission of infection from Isfahan to this area. © 2010 Academic Journals Inc.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Leishmania major
Subjects: Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Basic Sciences > Department of Parasitological & Mycology
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Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2017 08:37
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