Podoconiosis, trachomatous trichiasis and cataract in northern Ethiopia: A comparative cross sectional study.
- Helen Burn,
- Sintayehu Aweke,
- Tariku Wondie,
- Esmael Habtamu,
- Kebede Deribe,
- Saul Rajak,
- Stephen Bremner,
- Gail Davey
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Feb 10;11(2):e0005388. Epub 2017 Feb 10.
Wellcome Trust Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton, United Kingdom.
Background: Rural populations in low-income countries commonly suffer from the co-morbidity of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Podoconiosis, trachomatous trichiasis (both NTDs) and cataract are common causes of morbidity among subsistence farmers in the highlands of northern Ethiopia. We explored whether podoconiosis was associated with cataract or trachomatous trichiasis (TT) among this population. Read More