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  • Leprous neuropathy. [Review]
    Handb Clin Neurol 2013; 115:499-514de Freitas MR, Said G
  • Leprous neuropathy, which is due to infection of nerve cells by Mycobacterium leprae, still affects millions of people in many developing countries. The clinical and pathological manifestations are determined by the natural resistance of the host to invasion of M. Leprae. Failure of early detection of leprosy often leads to severe disability in spite of eradication of mycobacterium at a later dat…
  • Leprosy in a rheumatology setting: a challenging mimic to expose. [Review]
    Clin Rheumatol 2013; 32(10):1557-63Salvi S, Chopra A
  • Leprosy can manifest arthritis both as a complication and a comorbid disorder and can be a challenging differential diagnosis in rheumatology practice due to several common features. Uncommonly, it may present as acute severe polyarthritis with skin lesions and neurological deficit or a digital vasculitis and gangrene. We demonstrate this profile in a retrospective case series analysis of 33 pati…
  • Primary neuritic leprosy: a reappraisal at a tertiary care hospital. [Journal Article]
    Indian J Lepr 2006 Jul-Sep; 78(3):261-7Mendiratta V, Khan A, Jain A
  • CONCLUSIONS: PNL continues to be common in India. Sensory complaints are early and more common. The disease is more common in males. Polyneuritic pattern was predominant, and the ulnar nerve was the most commonly involved nerve. Majority of the cases belong to the tuberculoid spectrum. Early diagnosis depends on complete neurological examination in order to reduce the sequelae of the disease.
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