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2020 May 18

PLoS Negl Trop Dis



Impact of common skin diseases on children in rural Cote d’ivoire with leprosy and buruli ulcer co-endemicity: A mixed methods study.


Yotsu R R, Comoé C C, Germaine A T, N'guessan K, Akpa A, Yao A, Aké J, Vagamon B, Abbet Abbet R, Bedimo R, Hay R
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020 May 18; 14(5):e0008291.
PMID: 32421709.


Skin-related neglected tropical diseases (skin NTDs) occur against a background of a very high prevalence of common skin diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. In this study, we examined the knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) and the impact of common skin diseases in children living in a leprosy and Buruli ulcer (BU) co-endemic district in a west African country of Côte d'Ivoire, in order to help inform disease control efforts for skin NTDs.