The traditional and conventional medical treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis in rural Ecuador.

  title={The traditional and conventional medical treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis in rural Ecuador.},
  author={M Margaret Weigel and Rodrigo X. Armijos},
  journal={Revista panamericana de salud publica = Pan American journal of public health},
  volume={10 6},
OBJECTIVE To explore the knowledge, beliefs, and practices (KBPs) regarding cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) treatment held by an endemic population in Ecuador. METHODS A follow-up to research done several years before, this study used random cluster sampling to select 529 adults who lived in rural northwestern Ecuador. Data were collected over a 24-month period using in-depth interviews supplemented with qualitative methods. RESULTS Most of the subjects were familiar with CL. The interviewed… CONTINUE READING

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