Risk factors of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) caused by L. tropica: a case-control study in PalestineIkram Salah Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Background Leishmaniasis is still considered as a neglected disease by the World Health Organization. This study applies an eco-health approach that integrates public health measures, epidemiology, and disease ecology to study CL caused by Leishmania tropica in the West Bank. Methods The study was conducted in Tubas district (northeast of the West Bank). The district was divided to three different sites according to their urbanization and socio-economic status. A matched Case-Control study was conducted in the endemic sites. Questionnaires were used to determine the epidemiological risk factors. Results There was a significant difference in age distribution (p= 0.022) of cases between the three sites. The city and villages cases were males in majority, while Bedouin cases were mostly females. The peak temporal distribution of cases was in December-January months....

publication date

  • January 1, 2016