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Epidemiological profile of leprosy in children under 15 in Manaus , 1998-2005

, : Epidemiological profile of leprosy in children under 15 in Manaus , 1998-2005. Revista De Saude Publica: 6, 1021-1026

The epidemiological status of leprosy in children living in a metropolitan area was determined. There were 474 leprosy cases detected in children under 15 living in the metropolitan area of the city of Manaus, Northern Brazil, between 1998 and 2005. The endemic profile and quality of care services were assessed based on data from the Notifiable Diseases Information System using epidemiological and operational indicators of the National Leprosy Elimination Program.


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