Epidemiological aspects of human cutaneous leishmaniasis in French Guiana.

@article{Dedet1989EpidemiologicalAO,
  title={Epidemiological aspects of human cutaneous leishmaniasis in French Guiana.},
  author={J. P. Dedet and Roger Pradinaud and Frederick P. Gay},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={1989},
  volume={83 5},
  pages={616-20}
}
A follow-up study of 219 patients infected with parasitologically confirmed cutaneous leishmaniasis in French Guiana was made between 1981 and 1987. Cutaneous leishmaniasis appeared to be common in young male adults entering the forest for professional activities (84.2% of the cases). The lesions were generally of the classical ulcerative type. They were limited to the skin and preferentially located on the legs and forearms (20.7% and 19.8% respectively). Most of the cases (86.6%) represented… CONTINUE READING

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