Study of the frequency of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Omidieh district, Khouzestan province, south west of Iran (2008 -2010)

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Abdolamir Behbahani , , Somayeh Ahmadi 2 , Seyyed Mahmoud Latifi 3 , Mehdi Sadeghi 4

2 Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Health, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, IR Iran

3 Department of Statistics and Epidemiology, School of Health, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, IR Iran

4 Omidieh Health Centre, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Omidieh, IR Iran

How to Cite: Behbahani A, Ahmadi S, Mahmoud Latifi S, Sadeghi M. Study of the frequency of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Omidieh district, Khouzestan province, south west of Iran (2008 -2010), Jundishapur J Health Sci. Online ahead of Print ; 4(4):37-46.

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Jundishapur Journal of Health Sciences: 4 (4); 37-46
Published Online: December 20, 2012
Article Type: Research Article

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Abstract

Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) is an endemic disease in Iran that is caused by Leishmania parasite and transmits to human by Phelebotumus sand flies. The lysis of the skin cells occurs by the parasite with the presentation of a dry sore in the rural areas and a wet sore in the urban areas. In this study, the frequency and epidemiologic parameters of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis patients were studied in the Omidieh district.

In this retrospective study 112 cases with CL were described. These cases were recorded in the Omidieh Health Centre during the years 2008 to 2010. Finally, the statistical indices were calculated using SPSS software.

In this retrospective study 112 cases with CL were described. These cases were recorded in the Omidieh Health Centre during the years 2008 to 2010. Finally, the statistical indices were calculated using SPSS software.

As the results showed after the age of 9 the prevalence of the disease decreased which may be due to the improvement of the immune system against the disease over the years. It is assumed that this area was an endemic focus of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, however, more studies are needed to clear all the aspects of this disease regarding Omidieh ecosystem.

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Frequency Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Omidieh Khouzestan

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