Analysis of the detection coefficient for the association between leprosy and pregnancy in the integration region of Carajás, State of Pará, Brazil
Palácios, Vera Regina da Cunha Menezes
Bichara, Cléa Nazaré Carneiro
Dias, Rodrigo da Silva
Sousa Júnior, Alcinês da Silva
Cardoso, Renan Faria
Barreiros, Glaubus Vinicius Neves
Gonçalves, Nelson Veiga
The association between leprosy and pregnancy is currently poorly understood and has been linked to serious clinical consequences. Methods: A retrospective study between 2007 and 2009 was performed in the integration region of Carajás, Brazil on a population of pregnant lepers, with non-lepers of ages 12-49 years serving as the reference population. Results: Twenty-nine pregnant lepers were studied during the study period. The detection rates (DRs) for the studied association were 4.7 in 2007, 9.4 in 2008, and 4.3 in 2009. Conclusions:The Carajás region presented a medium pattern of endemicity during most of the study period, with a high DR found in 2008.
ReferênciaPALÁCIOS, Vera Regina da Cunha Menezes et al. Analysis of the detection coefficient for the association between leprosy and pregnancy in the integration region of Carajás, State of Pará, Brazil. Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, v. 46, n. 5, p. 650-653, Sept.-Oct. 2013.
DeCsHanseníase / epidemiologia
Gravidez / estatística & dados numéricos