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Erectile dysfunction and associated factors among men with diabetes mellitus from a tertiary diabetic center in Northern Sri Lanka

ObjectivePrevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) in diabetic men is considerably high but it is often underdiagnosed and undermanaged. There were no data available about the prevalence and the risk factors of ED in our region. So a cross-sectional study was conducted to identify the prevalence and associated risk factors of ED in a tertiary care diabetic center in Northern Sri...

Amoebic liver abscess in northern Sri Lanka: first report of immunological and molecular confirmation of aetiology

Background Since 1985, amoebic liver abscess (ALA) has been a public health problem in northern Sri Lanka. Clinicians arrive at a diagnosis based on clinical and ultrasonographic findings, which cannot differentiate pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) from ALA. As the treatment and outcome of the ALA and PLA differs, determining the etiological agent is crucial. Methods All clinically...

A Simple Intervention to Prevent Cutaneous Larva Migrans among Devotees of the Nallur Temple in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Background A cross sectional study conducted during the annual festival at Nallur temple in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, in 2010, showed that the prevalence of cutaneous larva migrants (CLM) among the devotees who performed the side roll ritual was 58.2% (95%CI: 51.2%–65.0%). Objective To test the hypothesis that the deworming stray dogs around the temple premises effectively reduces the...

Cutaneous Larva Migrans among Devotees of the Nallur Temple in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Nadarajah Rajeshkannan 0 Nilanthy Renuka de 0 Jose Antonio Stoute, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, United States of America 0 1 Division of Parasitology, Department of Pathology, Faculty of