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Jorge Lobo's disease among Caiabi indians living in Central Brazil: an evolutionary case study from 1960s to 1970s

Grant number: 97/02658-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 1997
Effective date (End): May 31, 1998
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health - Epidemiology
Principal Investigator:Roberto Geraldo Baruzzi
Grantee:Flavio Augusto de Padua Milagres
Host Institution: Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus São Paulo. São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Epidemiological and clinical-dermatological evolution of Jorge Lobo's disease (lobomycosis) among Caiabi Indians. From 418 cases of this mycosis described in the literature, 60 occurred in Caiabi Indians, a central Brazil tribe that constitutes an uninhabited concentration. These cases were diagnosed after 1965/66 and have been followed up since then. The epidemiological aspects, along with the clinical-dermatological review of the cases under observation, a survey of the causes of death among those who died, and evaluation of the treatment, drugs and surgery will be carried out; field material will be collected for laboratory exams and the cases photography documentation will be taken for comparative study. (AU)

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