[Leprosy, a neurologic disease]

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_DECA25C98C05
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Title
[Leprosy, a neurologic disease]
Journal
Rev Med Suisse
Author(s)
Coeytaux A., Truffert A., Mueller Y., Antille C., Jackson Y.
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2007
Volume
3
Number
110
Pages
1178, 1180-4
Language
french
Notes
Coeytaux, Alessandra
Truffert, Andre
Mueller, Yolanda
Antille, Christophe
Jackson, Yves
English Abstract
Journal Article
Review
Switzerland
Rev Med Suisse. 2007 May 9;3(110):1178, 1180-4.
Abstract
Leprosy is a treatable chronic infectious disease, caused by Mycobacterium leprae, not highly transmittable that affects mainly the skin and peripheral nerves. Often neglected because it is rare in western countries, it may be encountered in patients coming back from endemic areas. Diagnostic criteria include underpigmented patches with loss of sensation, thickened peripheral nerves and acid-fast bacilli on skin smears or biopsy material. The variation of the cellular immune response determines the different forms of the disease (tuberculoid to lepromatous) and the neurological impairment. A precise diagnosis is mandatory to adjust the treatment. Among the neurological complications the leprosy reactions are the most important because they may result in increased nerve damage and compromised recovery if the specific treatment is delayed.
Keywords
Humans, Leprostatic Agents/therapeutic use, Leprosy/*diagnosis/*drug therapy/epidemiology, Peripheral Nervous System Diseases/*drug therapy/*etiology
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