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Studies from Literature
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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Skin Disorders in Vulnerable Populations
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