Human Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Three Districts of Sindh in Pakistan Pages 611-615

Human Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Three Districts of Sindh in Pakistan
Pages 611-615Creative Commons License

Farah Sharif, Imtiaz Ahmad and Rafia Rehana Ghazi
DOI: https://doi.org/10.6000/1927-5129.2017.13.98

Published: 24 November 2017

Abstract: This study was conducted to record cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis in human beings from three districts i.e., Dadu, Hyderabad and Jamshoro in Sindh, Pakistan. A total number of 102 subjects of different age and sex groups were put under investigation. Ninety four (92.157%) were found positive for cutaneous leishmaniasis. The highest leishmaniasis infection (41%) was recorded in 21-30 years’ age group. The prevalence of cutaneous leishmaniasis was higher in males, (56%) than in females, (44%). The active lesion was more frequent on face (35%), on legs (26%) and on hands (25%) than other exposed parts of the body. Forty five percent of cutaneous leishmaniasis case were recorded in Dadu, 35 percent in Hyderabad, and 20 percent in Jamshoro.

Keywords: Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, Human infection, Hyderabad, Jamshoro and Dadu, Sindh.