1990
DOI: 10.1590/s0037-86821990000400003
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Leishmaniose tegumentar no Oeste do Estado de Santa Catarina, Brasil

Abstract: A survey was performed among 22 patients with ulcers suspected of leishmanial origin in the municipalities of Quilombo and Coronel Freitas, west of Santa Catarina State. From 5 patients only smears from the ulcers were examined, 5 others were submitted to Montenegro's intradermal test and in 8 both methods were used. Cases were regarded as confirmed when: 1. parasites were found in the ulcer smears; 2. the lesions were clinically characteristic and the skin test was positive and 3. the clinically characteristi… Show more

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“…However, the significant differences in the distribution by age groups would correspond to a differential risk according to sex. In males, the cases concentrate in the ages of highest working activity, so that the effective contacts would occur according to the traditional way of transmission by entering into the forest 33 , as it was observed in the foci of Santa Catarina State, Brazil 28 . In females, the incidence is Data of mean temperature and monthly accumulated precipitation for 1995, 1996 and 1997 and the means for 1961-1990 are shown in Fig.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 92%
“…However, the significant differences in the distribution by age groups would correspond to a differential risk according to sex. In males, the cases concentrate in the ages of highest working activity, so that the effective contacts would occur according to the traditional way of transmission by entering into the forest 33 , as it was observed in the foci of Santa Catarina State, Brazil 28 . In females, the incidence is Data of mean temperature and monthly accumulated precipitation for 1995, 1996 and 1997 and the means for 1961-1990 are shown in Fig.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 92%
“…O acesso dos pacientes aos serviços de saúde foi melhor do que o relatado por outros autores, quando comparados o intervalo entre o início dos sintomas e a busca de auxilio médico para o diagnóstico da lesão 10,27,28,29 . Roberto et al 9 destacaram as dificuldades de acesso ao atendimento médico centralizado e o diagnóstico tardio de leishmaniose tegumentar americana, na área abrangida por esta pesquisa.…”
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“…Since the 1980s, this southern Brazilian state regularly has received imported CL cases. However, in 1990, São Thiago and Guida published the first report of autochthonous CL cases in the western region of Santa Catarina [23]. In their study, out of fourteen confirmed cases, eleven were considered autochthonous.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%