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ALLMedicine™ Hansen's Disease Center

Research & Reviews  78 results

Initiatives to address leprosy as a human rights issue through the mandate of UN Specia...
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases; Nanri T

Mar 18th, 2022 - Leprosy, or Hansen's disease, is one of the oldest infectious diseases in the world. It has long been associated with stigma and discrimination, but only in recent years has this aspect been formally recognized by the international community as a ...

Life and death of a leprosy sufferer from the 8th-century-CE cemetery of Kiskundorozsma...
PloS One; Spekker O, Tihanyi B et. al.

Feb 19th, 2022 - The aim of our paper is to demonstrate a middle-aged male (KK61) from the 8th-century-CE cemetery of Kiskundorozsma-Kettőshatár I (Duna-Tisza Interfluve, Hungary), who appears to represent the lepromatous form of Hansen's disease. Leprosy has affe...

Bilateral corneal perforation caused by neurotrophic keratopathy associated with lepros...
BMC Ophthalmology; Iraha S, Kondo S et. al.

Jan 31st, 2022 - Neurotrophic keratopathy (NK) is a rare degenerative corneal disease caused by damage to the trigeminal nerve. We hereby describe a severe case with bilateral corneal perforation due to leprosy (Hansen's disease)-associated NK. An 89-year-old man ...

Application of the ARIMA Model to Predict Under-Reporting of New Cases of Hansen's Dise...
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... da Cunha VP, Botelho GM et. al.

Jan 12th, 2022 - This work aimed to apply the ARIMA model to predict the under-reporting of new Hansen's disease cases during the COVID-19 pandemic in Palmas, Tocantins, Brazil. This is an ecological time series study of Hansen's disease indicators in the city of ...

Erythema nodosum leprosum (type 2 reaction) in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1.
BMJ Case Reports; George R, D'Souza S et. al.

Jan 8th, 2022 - Being a region endemic for leprosy, clinical practitioners in India often encounter myriad manifestations and diverse complications of the disease. However, the masking of the obvious clinical presentations due to the coexistence of a closely rese...

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Clinicaltrials.gov  1 results

Epidemiology of Leprosy in French Guiana

Sep 1st, 2021 - Rationale: Leprosy (also known as Hansen's disease) is a chronic infection caused by intracellular mycobacteria, Mycobacterium leprae and Mycobacterium lepromatosis (discovered in 2008), preferentially affecting the skin and peripheral nervous sys...

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News  9 results

Diffuse Painful Plaques in the Setting of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Joseph Tadros, MD, Cody Chastain, MD et. al.

Aug 27th, 2020 - The Diagnosis: Cutaneous Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare Complex Infection Histopathologic evaluation revealed superficial and deep perivascular and periadnexal inflammation. The epidermis exhibited some vacuolar interface change and effacement.

Animal-Human Leprosy Link Found

Apr 27th, 2011 - Action Points Explain that a strain of the leprosy bacterium (Mycobacterium leprae) common to wild armadillos may have spread to humans living in parts of the Southern U.S. Note that the study identified a unique genotype (3I-2-v1) common to 28 of...

A 30-Year-Old Man With a 2-Year History of Rash

May 18th, 2009 - Treatment A correct classification of a patient's leprosy subtype and an understanding of the various possible reactions to treatment are necessary in guiding the patient's pharmacologic treatment to avoid permanent nerve and organ damage. The Nat...

Carried by Immigrants, Leprosy in Heartland Surprises Clinicians

Dec 29th, 2008 - Action Points Explain to interested patients that Hansen's disease -- more commonly known as leprosy -- is not easily transmissible and is readily cured with antibiotics if it is diagnosed early. Note that the incidence of leprosy in the U.S. is s...

Dapsone Gel Can Now Be Used for Acne
Betsy Bates

LAS VEGAS — After years of delay, topical dapsone gel 5% can now be prescribed for patients with mild to moderate acne, marking the first new chemically based drug treatment for acne in a decade. A sulfone drug, Aczone 5% gel has anti-inflammatory.

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