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  1. Facial cleanliness and risk of trachoma in families.

    Article - En anglais

    Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide, and epidemiologic studies of factors that may increase the transmission of ocular Chlamydia trachomatis are needed.

    In two villages in a hyperendemic area of Central Tanzania, 472 (90%) of 527 preschool-aged children were examined for specific signs of unclean faces and presence of trachoma.

    The odds of trachoma were 70% higher in children with flies and nasal discharge on their faces.

    Other facial signs were not important.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Chlamydiose, Bactériose, Infection, Homme, Afrique, Trachome, Oeil pathologie, Facteur risque, Enfant, Age préscolaire, Fratrie, Etude familiale, Epidémiologie, Tanzanie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Chlamydiosis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Human, Africa, Trachoma, Eye disease, Risk factor, Child, Preschool age, Siblingship, Family study, Epidemiology, Tanzania

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 91-0440587

    Code Inist : 002B05B02A. Création : 199406.