Cutaneous leishmaniasis in Al-Badarna: a prospective study among school children.

Original article


el-Buni AA, Ben-Darif AL, Taleb I, Refai A.

Medical Microbiology and Parasitology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Arab Medical University, Benghazi, Libya.

Arch Inst Pasteur Tunis. 1998 Jan-Apr;75(1-2):19-20.


This paper presents the results of a prospective study cutaneous liashmaniasis in 2 schools in Al-Badarna, during the period from July to December 1992. The pupils were interviewed and examined. Positive cases were referred to the Health Unit for treatment. Of 260 pupils 22 (8.46%) were found to be infected with active lesions.

Keywords: Cutaneous leishmaniasis ,children