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Table 1 Categories of diseases treated with zootherapeutic resources in the surveyed communities, according to CBCD - Brazilian Center for Classification of Diseases (1993)

From: Environmental influence on the choice of medicinal animals: a case study from northeastern Brazil

Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disordersLeg pain, plantar fasciitis, “hard nerves,” bone pain, joint pain, knee pain, hardened joints, spine pain, rheumatism, crooked knee10
Respiratory tract diseasesSore throat, flu, cough, throat inflammation, asthma, asthma crisis7
Undefined diseasesChest lump, inflammation, cracked heels, itching, healing5
External causes of morbidity and mortalitySwelling, wound, barbs, thorn removal4
Injury, poisoning, and some other consequences of external causesBruise, arm dislocation, ankle fracture3
Diseases of the circulatory systemHemorrhoids, stroke, thrombosis3
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disordersBoil, blackhead, acne3
Nervous system disordersHeadache1
Ear and mastoid apophysis disordersEar pain1
Digestive tract diseasesConstipation1