Investigation of Cutaneous leishmaniasis in the patients referred to the medical laboratories of Qom health center
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Cutaneous leishmaniasis is a common disease between humans and animals that is transmitted by mosquitoes. Leishmanias cause complex diseases. This disease is reported as endemic in different regions of Iran. The aim of this study is to determine the epidemiological aspects in patients with leishmaniasis referred to Qom health center from 2015 to 2021.


In this descriptive study, all the people with leishmaniasis who were followed up and treated with a clinical or laboratory diagnosis of Leishmanias disease were under the investigation from April 1395 to the end of March 1400.


According to the obtained results obtained from the total patients with leishmaniasis in Qom province, who were 539 Men (75 percent), and 180 women (25 percent) and most of the patients were between the ages of 20 to 30. 87/3 Percent of the patients had a history of traveling to endemic areas of the leishmaniasis in the past year. The prevalence rate of this disease was higher in the autumn season than in other seasons.32/2 Percent’s of the patient’s people had 3 or more wounds and in 49/3   Percent’s of cases, the wound was in their hands.


Considering the prevalence of leishmaniasis in the studied area in different years, it is necessary to take effective health measures in the field of control and prevention of leishmaniasis.

Qom University of Medical Sciences Journal, Volume:16 Issue: 8, 2023
612 to 627  
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