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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 2599-2603

Prevalence of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis among HIV and Non-HIV Patients attending some Selected Hospitals in Jos Plateau State
F. Gullek1, G. M. Gberikon2* and N. G. Imandeh2
1Parasitology Division, National Veterinary Research InstituteVom, Plateau State, Nigeria
2Department of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria
*Corresponding author

Prevalence of cutaneous Leishmaniasis among HIV and non – HIV patients attending some selected hospitals in Jos, Plateau state was carried out. A total of 290 samples collected were blood samples and tissues from the upper surface of the body parts of patients attending hospitals in Kanke, Langtang North and South Local Government Area (L.G.A) of Plateau State. Microscopic analysis was done using conventional method on samples collected. Results showed that only 4(1.37%) out of 290 stained film samples examined were positive with leishmania parasite. In Kanke L.G.A, out of 114 samples examined, only 1(0.88%) was found positive for the parasite. In Lantang North L.G.A, 2(1.71%) were found to be positive for the parasite out of 117 samples examined and out of 59 samples examined in Lantang South L.G.A 1(1.70%) was found positive for the parasite. There was no significant differences (p>0.05) in the prevalence of cutaneous leishmaniasis based on geographical location of the people examined. Samples from each local government were analysed for HIV positive and non-positive with leisions and with cutaneous leishmaniasis. There was significant difference (p<0.05) based on prevalence of cutaneous leishmania among HIV positive and non HIV positive patient in the three local government areas. Leishmaniasis is one of the neglected tropical disease, therefore public enlightenment programmes will go a long way in sensitization.

Keywords: Cutaneous leshmaniasis, HIV, Kanke, Lantang, North, Lantang South

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Gullek J. F., G. M. Gberikon and Imandeh N. G. 2018. Prevalence of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis among HIV and Non-HIV Patients attending some Selected Hospitals in Jos Plateau State.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 2599-2603. doi:
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