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Clinical manifestations and anthropometric profiles of visceral leishmaniasis in selected centres in Ethiopia

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dc.contributor.advisor Hattingh, Susan
dc.contributor.author Abate Mulugeta Beshah
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-06T12:59:08Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-06T12:59:08Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11
dc.date.submitted 2013-02
dc.identifier.citation Abate Mulugeta Beshah (2011) Clinical manifestations and anthropometric profiles of visceral leishmaniasis in selected centres in Ethiopia, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/8607> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/8607
dc.description.abstract Visceral leishmaniasis is a severe systemic illness and early case management is important for the avoidance complications and control of the disease. Improving health workers’ knowledge on leishmaniasis is essential in improving the control programme. A quantitative, retrospective study of patient records and descriptive, explorative study of health care professionals’ knowledge on leishmaniasis were conducted. Data was collected from patient records (n=299) using a structured audit tool and from health care professionals (n=55) by means of a structured questionnaire. The study findings highlight that the commonest clinical manifestations of visceral leishmaniasis are fever and splenomegaly. Severe malnutrition and HIV co-infection contribute to mortality. The findings indicate the need for training to improve health care professionals’ awareness of visceral leishmaniasis. Leishmaniasis disease surveillance and support by the regional and district heath offices should be improved en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights University of South Africa
dc.subject Visceral leishmaniasis en
dc.subject Clinical manifestations en
dc.subject Nutritional status en
dc.subject Anthropometry en
dc.subject VL clinics en
dc.subject.ddc 616.936400963
dc.subject.lcsh Kala-azar -- Ethiopia
dc.subject.lcsh Anthropometry -- Ethiopia
dc.title Clinical manifestations and anthropometric profiles of visceral leishmaniasis in selected centres in Ethiopia en
dc.type Dissertation
dc.description.department Health Studies en
dc.description.degree M.A. Public Health (MPH)


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