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__Armaghane Danesh__ 2018, 23(4): 488-498 Back to browse issues page
Epidemiological Study of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Marvdasht, Iran, 2017
J Mohammadi 1, H Faramarzi2 , A Ameri3 , H Bakhtiari4
1- Department of Medical Entomology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran, , : jalal_20169@yahoo.com
2- Department of Community Medicine, University of Medical sciences, Shiraz, Iran,
3- Marvdasht Health Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran,
4- Department of Communicable Disease Control, Medical Sciences University Shiraz, Shiraz, Iran.
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Background and Aim: Leishmaniasis is one of the most common epidemic diseases in tropical regions of the world. The disease is affected by economic, social, cultural, environmental and climatic factors. Fars province is one of the areas with high prevalence of this disease. Due to the occurrence of climate change in recent years in the country and in this province, the present study was conducted to evaluate the epidemiology of cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Marvdasht city in 2017.

Methods: This descriptive-analytic study was conducted on the epidemiology of cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Marvdasht city in 2015. Accordingly, demographic data of all patients registered in the Marijuana Medical Center's Marijuana Infection Unit were extracted and analyzed by descriptive statistics, independent t test, and Kruskal Wallis using SPSS version 16 software.

Results: The incidence of disease in the whole population was 13.44, in men 14.4 and in 12.4% in 10 thousand people. Most cases were in the age group of 21-30, housewives, and villagers. The hands had the most lesion and most people had more than 5 lesions. Also, the incidence of illness in the fall season was higher than in other seasons. There was no statistically significant difference in the incidence of disease based on gender (p <0.05).

Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, the incidence of cutaneous Leishmaniasis in the city of Marvdasht is high and there is no significant difference in gender-related illness. The incidence of illness was higher in housewives and residents of the city. As a result, appropriate health Proceedings, including controlling the vector and the reservoir of the disease, should be carried out by the authorities through the spraying and optimal treatment of patients, so that the spread and spread of the disease and the subsequent prevention of disease can be prevented.

Keywords: Epidemiology, Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, Etiology.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Epidemiology
Received: 2018/06/24 | Accepted: 2018/09/26 | Published: 2018/10/1
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Mohammadi J, Faramarzi H, Ameri A, Bakhtiari H. Epidemiological Study of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Marvdasht, Iran, 2017. Armaghane danesh. 2018; 23 (4) :488-498
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