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Leoprosy- clinical aspectos of nerve involvement.
Contemp Neurol Ser. 1975; 12:1-16.CN

Abstract

Leprosy is the cause of the commonest peripheral neuropathy. The predilection of Mycobacterium leprae for nerve tissue accounts for the clinical features that are most dreaded and most characteristic of the disease. Were it not for the progressive destruction of peripheral nerve trunks and the consequences of this, leprosy would largely remain a cutaneous condition of cosmetically unsightly hypopigmented or erythematous areas and aggregations of nodular thickenings. The neurologic damage in leprosy is confined to postganglionic changes. The central nervous system is protected, although rarely in experimental situations organisms have been reported in cerebral tissues.

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Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

166794

Citation

Browne, S G.. "Leoprosy- Clinical Aspectos of Nerve Involvement." Contemporary Neurology Series, vol. 12, 1975, pp. 1-16.
Browne SG. Leoprosy- clinical aspectos of nerve involvement. Contemp Neurol Ser. 1975;12:1-16.
Browne, S. G. (1975). Leoprosy- clinical aspectos of nerve involvement. Contemporary Neurology Series, 12, 1-16.
Browne SG. Leoprosy- Clinical Aspectos of Nerve Involvement. Contemp Neurol Ser. 1975;12:1-16. PubMed PMID: 166794.
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