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[Detecting and monitoring leprosy neuropathy: which test to chose?].
Acta Leprol. 1992; 8(1):17-22.AL

Abstract

The purpose of the study is to propose a simple and reproducible test for assessing nerve damage in leprosy. It is applied to the sensory branch of the radial nerve of leprosy patients, prior to any treatment. Skin sensitivity is measured by means of a needle, a drop of ether and some calibrated filaments. These three tests are collated and compared with the results of electromyographic examination of the nerve. The filament calibrated to 0.2 grams gives optimum sensitivity (0.79) and excellent specificity (0.95) in relation to the electromyographic test. Its routine use in the field is simple and reproducible and should result in a greater number of patients receiving the treatment they need.

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Institut de Léprologie Appliquée de Dakar, Sénégal.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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English Abstract
Journal Article

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fre

PubMed ID

1326203

Citation

Grimaud, J, et al. "[Detecting and Monitoring Leprosy Neuropathy: Which Test to Chose?]." Acta Leprologica, vol. 8, no. 1, 1992, pp. 17-22.
Grimaud J, Blum L, Verchaud B, et al. [Detecting and monitoring leprosy neuropathy: which test to chose?]. Acta Leprol. 1992;8(1):17-22.
Grimaud, J., Blum, L., Verchaud, B., Diop, A., & Millan, J. (1992). [Detecting and monitoring leprosy neuropathy: which test to chose?]. Acta Leprologica, 8(1), 17-22.
Grimaud J, et al. [Detecting and Monitoring Leprosy Neuropathy: Which Test to Chose?]. Acta Leprol. 1992;8(1):17-22. PubMed PMID: 1326203.
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