E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 3, Issue 5, 2023

Epidemiology of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Najaf Province, Iraq

Author(s): Raja Jawad Mohamed, Maysoon Khudair AL Hadrawi, Zianb Salah Abdul Jabar, Kareem A Hammadi


Cutaneous leishmaniasis is one of the skin diseases that infect humans due to exposure to more than 20 types of leishmaniasis, and it is one of the diseases that burdened many developing countries, and it is an epidemic disease in more than 98 countries. Therefore, we did this study that included Forty patients with cutaneous leishmaniasis (22 males and 18 females with a ratio of (1.20:1) attending the outpatient clinic of the dermatology unit in Al-Sadder Medical City and private clinics in Najaf / Iraq, during the period between February and April 2019. The age distribution ranges from (1) to (80) years. The diagnosis was done by physical examination. The results clarified the highest rate of infection was in the (11-20) years. The study also demonstrated the effect of gender and area of residence on the spread of infection, as it recorded a significant increase (P<0.05) an infection in males compared with females (55%, 45%) respectively and rural regions (47.8%) in comparison to urban regions (18.8%).

Keywords: Cutaneous Leishmaniasis and Prevalence

Pages: 813-815

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