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EDUCAÇÃO EM SAÚDE SOBRE HANSENÍASE EM UMA UNIDADE BÁSICA DE SAÚDE NO MUNICÍPIO DE FORTALEZA-CE: RELATO DE EXPERIÊNCIA

Abstract
Leprosy is an infectious disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium leprae, which mainly affects the skin and nerves. Its main signs come from the appearance of spots on the skin and the loss of sensitivity in the affected regions. It is considered one of the oldest diseases, yet easy to diagnose, treat and cure. When treated late can have several consequences. Objective: To report on the experience of a health prevention and promotion action on leprosy, with users enrolled in a Primary Health Care Unit (UAPS) in the city of Fortaleza-CE. Methodology: This is a report of student experience, carried out during the month of October 2018, at a UAPS in the city of Fortaleza-CE. The action lasted about one hour, and was conducted by members of the Expanded Family Health Center (NASF) and a group of academics under the guidance of a preceptor physiotherapist. The target audience was the population present in the waiting room. Results: During the action carried out, some public interest was observed, due to the lack of knowledge about the subject matter. Throughout the activity, primers were distributed with basic orientations, explanations were made about the same and later explanations. At the end, guidance was provided on the free supply of SUS treatment. Conclusion: From the experience lived it was possible to assure the population’s deficiency in relation to the subject discussed and in view of the UAPS reality

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Type
Book Chapter
Author
Coutinho ADC
Buson AIC
Amaral AFD
Monteiro LS
Rios IMDSM
Vitoriano NAM
Year of Publication
2019
Book Title
Novos Paradigmas de Abordagem na Medicina Atual
Number of Pages
59-63
Language
por
Publisher
Atena Editora
ISBN Number
9788572474139
DOI
10.22533/at.ed.1391920067
Publication Language
por