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Research Article

Molecular Diagnosis and Identification of Leishmania Species in Jordan from Saved Dry Samples

Table 1

Major characteristics of the study participants ().

Characteristic ()

GenderM (27) 66%F (14) 34%
Age (years)0.5–73Average 18.3Median 14Mode 14
EducationNone (21)<grade 10 (13)>grade 10 (7)
Nationality Jordanian (34)Syrian (6)Egyptian (1)
Infected body partsFacial (13)Upper limbs (23)Lower limbs (16)Trunk (2)
Stage of infectionCured (7)Papule (2)Ulcerated (31)Ulcerated + papule (1)
Number of lesions1–8 (average 1.99)Average M 1.99Average F 1.97
Microscopic resultsNegative (13)Positive (28)
PCR results (Leishmania species)L. major (28)L. tropica (2)Negative (11)
TreatmentYes (37)No (4)
Residency in current address (years)<5 (13)5–10 (3)>10 (25)
Outdoor activitiesYes (30)No (11)
Travelled outside Jordan in the past yearYes (3)No (38)
Sand fly knowledge Yes (9)No (32)
House typeCement (33)Hair tent (8)
Protections from sand fliesNone (25)Some (16)
Living nearby valley, stream, or farm Yes (38)No (3)

: number; M: male; F: female; some protection: window sieve, insecticides, and/or insect repellent.

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