umu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Risk factors for cutaneous leishmaniasis in the rainforest of Bolivia: a cross-sectional study
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health. Institute of Biomedical Research, Faculty of Medicine, San Simon University, Aniceto Arce Avenue 371, Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health.
Show others and affiliations
2018 (English)In: Tropical Medicine and Health, ISSN 1348-8945, E-ISSN 1349-4147, Vol. 46, article id 9Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is an endemic disease in Bolivia, particularly in the rainforest of Cochabamba, in the municipality of Villa Tunari. The precarious, dispersed, and poorly accessible settlements in these farming communities make it difficult to study them, and there are no epidemiological studies in the area. The aim of the present study was to identify the risk factors associated with cutaneous leishmaniasis.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in August 2015 and August 2016 in two communities of Villa Tunari, Cochabamba. The cases were diagnosed through clinical examinations, identification of the parasite by microscopic examination, and the Montenegro skin test. Risk factors were identified through logistic regression.

Results: A total of 274 participants (40.9% female and 59.1% male) were surveyed, of which 43% were CL positive. Sex was the only factor associated with CL with three times more risk for men than for women; this finding suggests a sylvatic mechanism of transmission in the area.

Conclusions: It is advisable to focus on education and prevention policies at an early age for activities related to either leisure or work. Further research is needed to assess the influence of gender-associated behavior for the risk of cutaneous leishmaniasis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. Vol. 46, article id 9
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-147457DOI: 10.1186/s41182-018-0089-6ISI: 000430564000001PubMedID: 29692654OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-147457DiVA, id: diva2:1210723
Available from: 2018-05-29 Created: 2018-05-29 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(1387 kB)5 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1387 kBChecksum SHA-512
ee341f59ff6191aed6f4e7dc98efacf677b014da22c0f6d8690dec65c9a2862e3c541f14c3a733bfcbea53e48b214dd18d9dc8a34a4567ef29c4642eadff7eab
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMed

Authority records BETA

Eid, DanielGoicolea, IsabelHurtig, Anna-KarinSan Sebastian, Miguel

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Eid, DanielGoicolea, IsabelHurtig, Anna-KarinSan Sebastian, Miguel
By organisation
Epidemiology and Global Health
In the same journal
Tropical Medicine and Health
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 5 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn
Total: 48 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf