Risk factors for anthroponotic cutaneous Leishmaniasis at the household level in Kabul, Afghanistan.


Reithinger, R; Mohsen, M; Leslie, T; (2010) Risk factors for anthroponotic cutaneous Leishmaniasis at the household level in Kabul, Afghanistan. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 4 (3). e639. ISSN 1935-2727 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0000639

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Abstract

Kabul, Afghanistan, is the largest focus of anthroponotic cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL) in the world. ACL is a protozoan disease transmitted to humans by the bite of phlebotomine sand flies. Although not fatal, ACL can lead to considerable stigmatization of affected populations.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Disease Control
Research Centre: Leishmaniasis Group
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre
PubMed ID: 20351787
Web of Science ID: 276312200012
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1731

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