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Clinical and epidemiological profile of leprosy patients attended at Ceará, 2007-2011

Overview of attention for article published in Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia, June 2016
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Title
Clinical and epidemiological profile of leprosy patients attended at Ceará, 2007-2011
Published in
Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia, June 2016
DOI 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20164102
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Maria Iranilda Queirós, Alberto Novaes Ramos Júnior, Carlos Henrique Morais Alencar, Lorena Dias Monteiro, Amanda Lima Sena, Jaqueline Caracas Barbosa

Abstract

Leprosy is an infectious chronic condition associated with potentially serious physical, social and psychological impacts. To characterize the clinical and epidemiological profile of leprosy patients treated from 2007 to 2011 in the University Hospital of Ceará, Northeastern Brazil. This is a retrospective and descriptive study. The study population consisted of residents in the state of Ceará treated in a dermatology clinic between 2007-2011. Clinical and epidemiological data analyzed were obtained from medical records and from the database of national Information System for Notifiable Diseases. 475 cases were analyzed, mostly women (51.8%), aged 45-59 years (35.0%) - mean of 45.2 years at diagnosis - with 6.3% of children under 15 , with low education (73.7%), white color (68.8%), residency in the city of Fortaleza (82.3%), and no defined work occupation (59.6%). At diagnosis, most patients were multibacillary (MB) (65.5%), had borderline clinical form (48.0%), and 22.7% had physical disability (8.0% with grade 2), predominantly in MB cases (p <0.001). We observe worsening of disability in 5.1% of cases post-MDT. The proportion of cases with reactional episodes was 42.7%, mainly during MDT (51.2%). This is the first study conducted in this hospital context, revealing late diagnosis, high burden of disease, hidden endemicity, and high social vulnerability in the state of Ceará. This study reinforces the need to strengthen health care network for timely diagnosis and treatment, aiming at longitudinality of assistance.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 1%
Unknown 78 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 15 19%
Student > Master 14 18%
Student > Postgraduate 8 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 9%
Researcher 7 9%
Other 16 20%
Unknown 12 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 27 34%
Nursing and Health Professions 16 20%
Immunology and Microbiology 5 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 4%
Other 11 14%
Unknown 14 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 July 2016.
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#7,806,734
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#165
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#115,215
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Outputs of similar age from Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
#8
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