2012
DOI: 10.1590/s0037-86822012005000006
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Cutaneous leishmaniasis in northeastern Brazil: a critical appraisal of studies conducted in State of Pernambuco

Abstract: American cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL) is a complex disease with clinical and epidemiological features that may vary from region to region. In fact, at least seven different Leishmania species, including Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis, Leishmania (Viannia) guyanensis, Leishmania (Viannia) lainsoni, Leishmania (Viannia) naiffi, Leishmania (Viannia) shawi, Leishmania (Viannia) lindenbergi, and Leishmania (Leishmania) amazonensis, have been implicated in the etiology of ACL in Brazil, and numerous phle… Show more

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“…( V. ) braziliensis, causing CL or ML [56]. In West Central, North and Northeast of Brazil, >90% of the ATL cases have been reported to be caused by L. (V.) braziliensis [57,58]. Only 15.6% of our tested samples were PCR negative, thus in these samples parasites causing ATL could belong to L .…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 92%
“…( V. ) braziliensis, causing CL or ML [56]. In West Central, North and Northeast of Brazil, >90% of the ATL cases have been reported to be caused by L. (V.) braziliensis [57,58]. Only 15.6% of our tested samples were PCR negative, thus in these samples parasites causing ATL could belong to L .…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 92%
“…In Timbaúba , during the years 2012-2014, there were 58 cases of ACL and the occurrence rate was 54.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the Brazilian Information System for Notifiable Diseases (SINAN) 3 . According to Brito et al 4 . the occurrence rate of ACL cases in the entire state of Pernambuco is 5.22 per 100,000 inhabitants.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Only in Brazil, 554,475 cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis were notified to public health authorities between 1988 and 2007, with an average incidence of 17.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants [1]. The disease is widespread in this country occurring mainly in rural areas and forest environments, affecting mainly individuals older than 10 years and males [1, 2]. …”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%