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Studies from Literature

Abstract
This chapter will review studies from literature on various skin diseases, most of which are neglected, and at times barely known by unaffected populations in the endemic countries. These will include; Buruli ulcer (BU), yaws, scabies, cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL), parasitic fungal infections, lymphatic filariasis (LF), podoconiosis (non-filarial elephantiasis), and tungiasis. Morbidity owing to disease results in loss of livelihoods, stigma, absence from school and isolation. This chapter will review studies and analyse the effects of disease on populations, their contributing factors, the community response, the socio-economic consequences, and how healthcare practitioners are managing and handling skin disease in various parts of the world. One interesting aspect is that treatment and management of skin diseases in resource poor nations compared to high income nations.

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Type
Book Chapter
Author
Mphande FA
Keywords
Year of Publication
2020
Book Title
Skin Disorders in Vulnerable Populations
Number of Pages
97-125
Language
eng
Publisher
Springer Singapore
ISBN Number
9789811538780
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-3879-7_7
Publication Language
eng