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Title: Leprosy in Turkey
Authors: Saylan, T.
Uludağ Üniversitesi/Tıp Fakültesi/Toplum Sağlığı Anabilim Dalı.
Aytekin, A. H.
Keywords: Dermatology
Infectious diseases
Tropical medicine
Issue Date: 1988
Publisher: Lepra
Citation: Aytekin, A. H. ve Saylan, T. (1988). ''Leprosy in Turkey''. Leprosy Review, 59(3), 231-234.
Abstract: An account is given of the historical development of leprosy work and control measures in Turkey. Detailed information is recorded on the distribution of the disease according to year of registration; age; sex; classification. After thorough examination of the patient registers and other sources of information, it can now be confidently stated that reliable data exist for a total of 385 1 leprosy patients in Turkey. Studies of distribution of cases in the provinces and regions reveal some curious discrepancies between areas of high and low prevalence, not explained by socio-economic or other factors. The systematic examination of registers and other records, as described in this article, may be of value in other countries, especially when the incidence rate is decreasing, in defining the overall problem and maintaining the interest of health authorities and personnel.
ISSN: 0305-7518
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