Dimensión sociocultural de la Leishmaniasis cutánea entre los cabécares de Chirripó de Turrialba, Costa Rica.

Cutaneous Leishmaniasis is a disease that affects to people in clear social exclusion, that is why the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has declared it as a neglected disease. Nevertheless, in indigenous areas this disease has a substantial importance, therefore it was propounded the need of...

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Main Author: Monestel Zúñiga, Pamela
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: 2015
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/antropologia/article/view/6088
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/13294
Summary: Cutaneous Leishmaniasis is a disease that affects to people in clear social exclusion, that is why the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has declared it as a neglected disease. Nevertheless, in indigenous areas this disease has a substantial importance, therefore it was propounded the need of realize a anthropological study to understand the care and the treatment for this disease. The study area was the Alto Pacuare of Chirripo community, located in Turrialba. In this research, is propose the denomination shame/papalomoyo to make the reference to the social representation formed by the indigenous people, which occurs from the knowledge of the medical culture Cabecar and from the re-appropriation and the meaning of the information about the disease given by the biomedicine Keywords: