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dc.contributor.authorMiranda, Thiago Mourão de-
dc.contributor.authorMalaquias, Luiz Cosme Cotta-
dc.contributor.authorEscalda, Patrícia Maria Fonseca-
dc.contributor.authorRamalho, Katiuscia Cardoso-
dc.contributor.authorVital, Wendel Coura-
dc.contributor.authorSilva, Alexandre Rotondo da-
dc.contributor.authorOliveira, Rodrigo Corrêa de-
dc.contributor.authorReis, Alexandre Barbosa-
dc.identifier.citationMIRANDA, T. M. de et al. Descriptive study of American tegumentary leishmaniasis in the urban area of the Municipality of Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Revista Pan-Amazônica de Saúde, v. 2, n. 1, p. 27-35, 2011. Disponível em:<>. Acesso em: 20 ago. 2014.pt_BR
dc.description.abstractTo understand the emergence and re-emergence pattern of American tegumentary leishmaniasis (ATL), the clinical and epidemiological profiles and the spatial distribution of the disease were evaluated between 2001 and 2006 in an endemic area located in the Rio Doce valley in the north-eastern part of the Minas Gerais State, Brazil. The number of reported cases increased from six in the first year to 111 in the last year during this period. Disease cases predominated in the urban area (75.9%) and affected males and females equally in all age groups. The transmission of ATL occurred within dwellings and the surrounding areas, with the largest number of reported cases originating from poor areas, particularly those located on the margins of the Rio Doce lacking suitable sanitary infrastructure. Diagnosis was based on clinical criteria and the Montenegro skin test, with most patients (93.8%) exhibiting the cutaneous form of ATL. First-line treatment involved administration of pentavalent antimonial drugs (99.1%), and these provided a cure for > 75% of patients. The prevalence of ATL varied between 11.38 and 15.99 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which is high in comparison with the national average. Urgent measures, including improved means of diagnosis at the local health units, education of schoolchildren and motivation of the general population, are required to decrease transmission and control the disease.pt_BR
dc.subjectCross-sectional studiespt_BR
dc.subjectDisease notificationpt_BR
dc.subjectUrban healthpt_BR
dc.subjectAmerican tegumentary leishmaniasispt_BR
dc.titleDescriptive study of American tegumentary leishmaniasis in the urban area of the Municipality of Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais State, Brazil.pt_BR
dc.title.alternativeEstudo descritivo sobre a leishmaniase tegumentar americana na área urbana do Município de Governador Valadares, Estado de Minas Gerais, Brasil.pt_BR
dc.typeArtigo publicado em periodicopt_BR
dc.rights.licenseTodos os textos publicados na Revista Pan-Amazônica de Saúde estão protegidos pela Licença Creative Commons: Atribuição-Uso Não-Comercial-Vedada a Criação de Obras Derivadas 2.5 Brasil. Fonte: Revista Pan-Amazônica de Saúde <>. Acesso em: 15 set. 2014.pt_BR
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