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Title: Endemic tegumentary leishmaniasis in Brazil: correlation between level of endemicity and number of cases of mucosal disease
Authors: Bedoya-Pacheco, Sandro J.
Araujo-Melo, Maria H.
Valete-Rosalino, Claudia M.
Pimentel, Maria Inês F.
Conceição-Silva, Fátima
Schubach, Armando O.
Marzochi, Mauro C. A.
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto de Pesquisa Clínica Evandro Chagas. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto de Pesquisa Clínica Evandro Chagas. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto de Pesquisa Clínica Evandro Chagas. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto de Pesquisa Clínica Evandro Chagas. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto de Pesquisa Clínica Evandro Chagas. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto de Pesquisa Clínica Evandro Chagas. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto de Pesquisa Clínica Evandro Chagas. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to establish a correlation between the endemic level of tegumentary leishmaniasis in different regions of Brazil during 2002–2009 and the number of cases of mucosal or mucocutaneous leishmaniasis. The proportion of mucosal leishmaniasis was inversely correlated with prevalence of infection. In areas with a lower infection prevalence, the proportion of mucosal leishmaniasis increased (P < 0.05). The hypothesis of an Amazonian origin and dissemination through human migration is considered. Our results show that in regions with lower prevalence and endemically younger, the proportion of cases that evolve to the mucosal form is higher than in regions with higher prevalence and endemically older.
Keywords: Tegumentary leishmaniasis
Level of endemicity
Mucosal disease
Brazil
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Citation: BEDOYA-PACHECO, Sandro J. et al. Endemic tegumentary leishmaniasis in Brazil: correlation between level of endemicity and number of cases of mucosal disease. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, v. 84, n. 6, p. 901-905, 2011.
DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.2011.10-0595
ISSN: 0002-9637
Copyright: restricted access
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