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In this study, epidemiological of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) was studied during five years (2013-2017) in Thi-Qar Province, Iraq. Epidemiological data, includes sex, age and habitation of patients. A total of 7,358 cases who visited the Imam-Hussein Teaching Hospital in Thi-Qar Province were studied. The highest number of patients were in 2015, reached 3,673 while the lowest number of patients were in 2013 reached 51. The highest cases of infection of CL was recorded in December which (2159 cases) followed in January and February (1494 and 1298 cases) February, respectively, the lowest cases in June and July (54 and 37 cases), respectively in all years of study. The study showed that the mean prevalence of CL was recorded 4444 (60.40%) in rural more than in urban recorded 2914 (39.60%) with significant differences between them. Males were more susceptible to infection 3946 (53.63%) than females 3412 (46.37%) in most study years. The result of the present study clarifies that the infection all ages. The majority of cases were recorded among in age groups ≥yr and 10-19 yr 3527 (47.93%), 2311 (31.41%) respectively, followed by the age group 20-29 years presented 705 (9.851%), while the lowest infection 203 (2.759%), 201 (2.732.4%) found in 40-49 yr and ≤49yr age groups, respectively.

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HUSSEIN OLEIWI, A., MUNNEIM AL-KHUZAIE, A. A., & JASSIM MOHAMMED, Z. (2021). Epidemiological study of cutaneous leishmaniasis patients in Thi-Qar Province, Iraq. Iranian Journal of Ichthyology, 8, 1–7. Retrieved from


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