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  1. Epidemiology of cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Colombia : environmental and behavioral risk factors for infection, clinical manifestations, and pathogenicity.

    Article - En anglais

    Through a longitudinal, active surveillance for Leishmania (Viannia) braxiliensiS and Leishmania (Viannia) panamensis infection and lesions on the Pacific Coast of Colombia, risk factors for infection (leishmanin skin test conversion), leishmanial lesions, and pathogenicity were examined.

    Risk factor information was obtained prior to and independently of case ascertainment.

    Similar factors were associated with acquisition of infection and of leishmaniasis, including male sex, age>10 years, and farming occupation.

    The behaviors of entering the forest after sunset, bunting, and lumbering were most strongly associated with Leishmania infection independently of age, sex, and farming occupation.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Leishmaniose, Protozoose, Infection, Peau, Leishmania brasiliensis, Rhizoflagellata, Protozoa, Pathogénie, Symptomatologie, Epidémiologie, Surveillance sanitaire, Colombie, Amérique du Sud, Amérique, Test cutané, Facteur risque, Facteur milieu, Homme, Sexe, Leishmania panamensis

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Leishmaniasis, Protozoal disease, Infection, Skin, Leishmania brasiliensis, Rhizoflagellata, Protozoa, Pathogenesis, Symptomatology, Epidemiology, Sanitary surveillance, Colombia, South America, America, Skin test, Risk factor, Environmental factor, Human, Sex

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

    Cote : 94-0115059

    Code Inist : 002B05E02B3. Création : 199406.