Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 129-143

Epidemiological profile of American tegumentary leishmaniasis in the municipality of Manhuaçu, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Lima, Darlan Gabriel deMol, Laís PerígoloMol , Abel PerígoloOliveira, Tiago Mendonça deTeixeira, Cristina Mara

A serious public health problem, American Tegumentary Leishmaniasis (ATL) is a widely distributed anthropozoonosis caused by protozoa Leishmania spp. This study aimed to evaluate the profile of human cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis Americana in Manhuaçu, MG from 2010 through 2015. A descriptive, retrospective and ecological study of the confirmed cases of ATL was carried out based on age, sex, place of dwelling, type of entry (new diagnosis or recurrence), and clinical form of the disease as recorded in the Brazilian system of notifiable disease – Sistema de Informação de Agravos de Notificação (SINAN). The first quarter of the years higher witnessed the highest numbers of notifications. All 58 notifications corresponded to new diagnoses, most of which in the cutaneous form (95%), in males (76%), in inhabitants of the rural area (86%), and in people aged 20-59 years old (60%). Thus, the epidemiological profile of ATL in Manhuaçu indicates that males aged between 20 and 59 years old and living in rural areas are more likely to get infected. The epidemiological profile of ATL is an important step to promote adequate health surveillance and prevent the disease in the region.(AU)

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