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JBUMS 2000, 2(2): 46-49 Back to browse issues page
The prevalence of Leprosy in Kermanshah province in 1981-98
Sh Tahriri
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Objective: Leprosy is endemic in many parts of the world including Iran. To data there has been no study on the prevalence of leprosy in Kermanshah province. Methods: A descriptive study was performed on the clinical history of 218 leprosy patients referring to the Kermanshah leprosy center from 1981-1998. Findings: 74.4% of the patients are male and 26.6% female. The average age of males is 42 years old and females 38. Male to female ratio is 3/1. The highest incidence of leprosy has shown to be among 50-59 years old patients. Kermanshah city and Javanrood have the highest and Sarpolzahab the lowest rate. Lepromatous leprosy (LL) and then the borderline leprosy (BL) are the most common clinical types. Conclusion: Leprosy is endemic in Kermanshah province. The center of the province and Javanrood have the highest rate. Therefore it is necessary to consideration that in Kermanshah province.
Keywords: Epidemiology, Leprosy, Hansens disease
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Biochemical
Accepted: 2014/05/25 | Published: 2014/05/25


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Tahriri S. The prevalence of Leprosy in Kermanshah province in 1981-98. JBUMS. 2000; 2 (2) :46-49
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