Human Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Three Districts of Sindh in Pakistan

Authors

  • Farah Sharif University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan
  • Imtiaz Ahmad University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan
  • Rafia Rehana Ghazi Karachi University Campus, Karachi 75270, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.6000/1927-5129.2017.13.98

Keywords:

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

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.

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2017-01-05

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Farah Sharif, Imtiaz Ahmad, & Rafia Rehana Ghazi. (2017). Human Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Three Districts of Sindh in Pakistan. Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences, 13, 611–615. https://doi.org/10.6000/1927-5129.2017.13.98

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