Exploring the cultural effects of gender on perceptions of cutaneous leishmaniasis: a systematic literature review

Wenning, B., Price, H., Nuwangi, H. et al. Global Health Research and Policy (2022) CC
More than one million people each year become infected by parasites that cause the disease cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL). This disease manifests as one or more skin lesions or ulcers that are slow to heal with variable response rates to drug treatments. Thus far, little attention has been paid to how the cultural effects of gender shape perceptions and experiences of CL. This review aims to bring together and analyse existing studies which use qualitative data to explore these differences. These studies offered insights into our specific research questions.