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Table 1 Categories of diseases treated with animal- based medicines by residents of the community, according to the Centro Brasileiro de Classificação de Doenças (1993)

From: Zootherapeutics utilized by residents of the community Poço Dantas, Crato-CE, Brazil

Categories Ailments cited by the residents Total
A Inflammations, inflammations of umbilical cord of newborn baby, changes of skin and alleviate tremor 4
B Asthma, sore throat, coughs, bronchitis, expectorant, flu, pneumonia and nasal congestion 8
C Rheumatism, arthritis, back ache, arthrosis, osteoporosis, pain in bones, healing and toothache 7
D Cholesterol, diabetes and varices 3
E Burns, snake bites, alcoholism and bruises 4
F Deafness and ear aches 2
G Urinary infections 1
H Stomach ache 1
I Fissures on feet 1
J Headache 1
K Injuries of animals (estrepada) 1
Total 34  
  1. A: Undefined illnesses; B: Respiratory system; C: Osteomuscular system and conjunctive tissue; D: Circulatory system; E: Lesions caused by poisoning and other external causes; F: Hearing ailments; G: Diseases of the urogenital system; H: Digestive system; I: Skin and the subcutaneous tissue; J: Nervous system; K: Zootherapeutic products for veterinary medicine