Importance of personal protection or clothing habits Comparing frequency of prurigo strophulus based on clothing habits in the two situations of distance from the river, the results show that this infection is much less in occurrence in the patients wearing protective clothes.
Importance of history of allergy on the occurrence of prurigo strophulus The distribution of patients according to personal and family history of allergy-related clinical signs are reported in Table VI.
Distribution of patients with prurigo strophulus according to social status of parents living 100 m and 500 m away from the river.
Effect of body protection of prurigo strophulus patients in area closed and far away from the river.
Demonstration of causative agents of prurigo strophulus in the study area Two types of arthropods were found and identified during this study.
Number of prurigo strophulus patients with and without family history living close to river and away from river.
Relatively common in tropical areas, prurigo strophulus is characterized by the presence of relatively large papules with a dark crust and abrasions on skin.
Strophulus prurigo is a dermatosis that sometimes occurs during a contact allergenic or on genetically predisposed land (Hojyo-Tomoka et al.,1995, 1997; Bazex and Dupre, 2000; Arrese et al.,2001).
Our study reveals that 70% of patients suffered prurigo strophulus. However, this study also shows that wearing clothes can reduce the rate of infected patients, and this applies both near the river and in an area much further away.
The results obtained during this study also show that social status is a prime contributor to prurigo strophulus. Indeed, as shown by Ahogo et al.
Prurigo strophulus: aspects epidemiologiques et etiologiques sur peau noire a Abidjan.
Prurigo strophulus : a parasitic syndrome due to insect bites.