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COSTA, Leandro Araújo; BORBA-PINHEIRO, Cláudio Joaquim; REIS, Juliana Henrique dos  e  REIS JUNIOR, Sílvio Henrique dos. Epidemiological analysis of leprosy in Tucuruí Microregion, Brazilian Amazon with high percentage of physical disability and cases among young people. Rev Pan-Amaz Saude [online]. 2017, vol.8, n.3, pp.9-17. ISSN 2176-6215.


To verify the epidemiological profile of leprosy in Tucuruí Microregion, Pará State, Brazil, from 2010 to 2014.


Data were collected on the six municipalities of Tucuruí Microregion from 2010 to 2014, available in the Brazilian Information System for Notifiable Diseases organized in spreadsheets and analyzed statistically in the BioEstat v5.3 software.


Tucuruí Microregion is in the second position in case notifications in Pará, the third in North Region and the 17th in Brazil; in 2010, it was registered 95.53/100,000 inhabitants and reported 1,786 cases from 2010 to 2014, which 61.5% were male; 45.0% in the age group of 15 to 39 years old; 66.5% with elementary education as schooling status; and the multibacillary form predominated (68.1%). Approximately one-third (30.1%) of the study population presented some degree of disability at the time of diagnosis. It is important to note that 214 cases occured in children under 15 years old in the period studied, representing 12% of total.


The Microregion still remains in the hyperendemicity profile with a high number of cases among children under 15 years old and/or some degree of disability after hospital discharge demonstrating the need to adopt health education policies for people at risk situation aiming early diagnosis.

Palavras-chave : Leprosy; Descriptive Epidemiology; Health Profile; Mycobacterium leprae.

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