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Year : 1994  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 197--199

A Clinico-epidemiological Study of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Bikaner



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Clinico-epidemiological features of 142 smear positive case of oriental sore detected out of 394 clinically diagnosed cases, in 1 year duratin, are described. A distinct endemic belt of high cases density was observed in the thickly populated area of old walled city of Bikaner in close proximity of terrains revines & having high dog population. The current epidemiologic status of the disease has been evaluated. 72.53% cases were form age group 5 to 29 years; 60.56% of the positive cases had lesion on exposed body parts; lesions were ulcerative in 59.15% of cases and 73.94% of cases had single lesion on body. The majority of cases (73.94%) had duration of lesions from 1 to 3 months. 68.31% cases belonged to low socio-economic group. Males were affected more than females.






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