Experiencias suramericanas en telemedicina de enfermedades desatendidas

Arcelia Olga Rojas Salazar, Ana Lucy Siccha MacAssi, Mercedes Lulilea Ferrer Mejía, Manuel Silva Infantes, Fidel Castro Cayllahua, Laberiano Andrade-Arena, Roberto Carlos Dávila Morán

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Resumen

Neglected topical diseases (NTDs) are those that are commonly found in several low-income countries in Africa, Asia en Latin America, basically caused by poor access to hygiene, clean water, or sewage systems. NTDs comprise a diversity of highly prevalent diseases in tropical countries caused by a variety of pathogens, including bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi. The epidemiology of NTDs is quite complex and is related to the surrounding environmental conditions. Many are vector-borne, zoonotic in origin with well-characterized animal reservoirs, and associated with complex life cycles. All these factors make its control in public health a challenge; challenge that is characterized by the lack of funding for research and control. In this sense, telemedicine, or the use of telecommunications to provide health services, is a technology that has been gaining ground over the last twenty years, since it helps, with a relatively low investment, access to medical care by part of those most in need or who live in remote places. In this sense, telemedicine, or the use of telecommunications to provide health services, is a technology that has been gaining ground over the last twenty years, since it helps, with a relatively low investment, access to medical care by part of those most in need or who live in remote places. This research focuses on the study and knowledge of neglected diseases present in South America and how telemedicine has helped in their prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

Título traducido de la contribuciónSouth American experiences on telemedicine of neglected diseases
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)879-889
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PublicaciónBoletin de Malariologia y Salud Ambiental
Volumen62
N.º5
DOI
EstadoIndizado - set. 2022

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Palabras clave

  • Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • South America
  • telemedicine

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