Is an increased body mass index associated with a risk of cutaneous leishmaniasis?

O índice de massa corporal aumentado é associado a risco de leishmaniose cutânea?

All adults (n = 334) living in Brejo do Mutambal, an endemic area for cutaneous leishmaniasis, were included in this study. Contrary to our initial hypothesis, it was observed that men (23.7 ± 3.2 vs. 22.1 ± 2.6 kg/m²) and women (24.1 ± 4.7 vs. 22.5 ± 3.4 kg/m²) with cutaneous leishmaniasis presented higher body mass index than the controls.

Cutaneous leishmaniasis; Nutritional status; Overweight; Obesity


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