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Title: First survey of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Borujerd county, western Islamic Republic of Iran
Authors: Ahmadi, N.A.
Modiri, M.
Mamdohi, S.
Issue Date: 2013
Language: English
Abstract: Lorestan province in the Islamic Republic of Iran has not previously been known as a focus for cutaneous leishmaniasis [CL]. Clinical and epidemiological studies were carried out on patients diagnosed with active CL at the central laboratory in Borujerd city during 1998-2010. A total of 137 patients with corroborated CL were studied [mean estimated annual incidence 4.36 per 100 000 inhabitants]. The male:female ratio was > 11:1. Patients ranged in age from 8-63 years but > 70% were aged 21-40 years and only 1 was </= 10 years. The rate of CL was highest in rural residents [56.9%] and among those working as labourers [38.0%] and drivers [32.8%]. The rate of active lesions on the upper limbs [69.3%] was significantly higher than other locations, and more cases were dry sores [57.7%] than wet sores [42.3%]. The majority of patients [61.3%] had a single active lesion [mean 1.8 ulcers per patient]. This is the first report of CL in the area
Description: 847-853
ISSN: 1020-3397
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