Prevalence and Risk Factors of Hookworm-Related Cutaneous Larva Migrans (HrCLM) in a Resource-Poor Community in Manaus, Brazil.

@article{Reichert2016PrevalenceAR,
  title={Prevalence and Risk Factors of Hookworm-Related Cutaneous Larva Migrans (HrCLM) in a Resource-Poor Community in Manaus, Brazil.},
  author={Felix Reichert and Daniel Pilger and Angela Schuster and Hannah Lesshafft and Sil{\'a}s Guedes de Oliveira and Ralf Ignatius and Hermann Feldmeier},
  journal={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2016},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={e0004514}
}
BACKGROUND Hookworm-related cutaneous larva migrans (HrCLM) is a neglected tropical skin disease associated with significant clinical pathology. Little knowledge exists about prevalence and risk factors of HrCLM in endemic regions. METHODOLOGY/ PRINCIPAL FINDINGS To understand the epidemiology of HrCLM in Amazonia, we conducted a cross-sectional study in a resource-poor township in Manaus, Brazil. HrCLM was diagnosed in 8.2% (95% CI, 6.3-10.1%) of the study population (N = 806) with a peak… CONTINUE READING

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