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:: Volume 19, Issue 2 (7-2017) ::
J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2017, 19(2): 98-103 Back to browse issues page
Kala-azar in Maraveh Tapeh county, Golestan Provice, Iran: Seven case reports
M Qorbani1 , F Cheraghali2 , A Sofizadeh * 3, AH Yapang Gharavi4 , M Cherabin5 , M Yapang Gharavi5
1- Assistant Professor, Non-communicable Diseases Research Center, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran
3- Medical Entomology and Vector Control, Infectious Diseases Research Center, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran , a_sofizadeh@yahoo.com
4- Public Health, Maraveh Tapeh Health Center, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran
5- Public Health Kalaleh Health Center, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran
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Visceral leishmaniasis, also known as Kala-azar, is one of the main parasitic vector borne diseases, which transmitted by sand fly. The current study reported the seven positive cases of Kala-azar in Maravetapeh county in Golestan province, Iran from 2007-15. Using geographic information system, villages which had confirmed cases of Kala-azar were identified and their geographical information was registered. Villages with confirmed cases of Kala-azar were introduced as at risk villages for visceral leishmaniasis. All of these cases were aged under 6 years and in all of them fever and splenomegaly was reported. All subjects had lower normal range of hemoglobin and plateles. These cases were reported from 6 villages in 3 districts of Maraveh Tapeh County. All of these villages are in hot and dry areas of county and they have mountainous and semi-mountainous geographical status with higher altitude compare to other villages. Fifty two villages of county were recognized as at-risk villages for Kala-azar. Kala-azar presented in sporadic condition in Maravetapeh County. Continuous case finding of Kala-azar for early diagnosis and treatment is necessary.

Keywords: Kala-azar, Visceral Leishmaniasis, Epidemiology, Iran
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Type of Study: Case Report | Subject: Infectious Medicine
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Qorbani M, Cheraghali F, Sofizadeh A, Yapang Gharavi A, Cherabin M, Yapang Gharavi M. Kala-azar in Maraveh Tapeh county, Golestan Provice, Iran: Seven case reports. J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2017; 19 (2) :98-103
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