Evaluation of antibacterial soap in the management of lymphoedema in Leogane, Haiti.
Summary of "Evaluation of antibacterial soap in the management of lymphoedema in Leogane, Haiti."
In areas endemic for lymphatic filariasis, progression of lymphoedema is associated with recurrent bacterial acute dermatolymphangioadenitis (ADLA). The role of antibacterial soap in preventing ADLA is unknown. In a randomized double-blinded clinical trial in Leogane, Haiti, lymphoedema patients washed affected legs with antibacterial (n=97) or plain soap (n=100). Reported ADLA incidence (by recall) before the study was 1.1 episodes per person-year, compared to 0.40 assessed during the 12-month study. ADLA incidence was significantly associated with age, illiteracy and lymphoedema stage, but not with soap type. Washing with soap, regardless of its antibacterial content, can help decrease ADLA incidence. (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier number NCT00139100.).
Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop F-22, 4700 Buford Highway, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30333, USA.
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Name: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20850849
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trstmh.2010.08.011
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A republic in the Greater Antilles in the West Indies. Its capital is Port-au-Prince. With the Dominican Republic it forms the island of Hispaniola - Haiti occupying the western third and the Dominican Republic, the eastern two thirds. Haiti belonged to France from 1697 until its rule was challenged by slave insurrections from 1791. It became a republic in 1820. It was virtually an American protectorate from 1915 to 1934. It adopted its present constitution in 1964 and amended it in 1971. The name may represent either of two Caribbean words, haiti, mountain land, or jhaiti, nest. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p481 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p225)
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