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Current challenges in leprosy research

Abstract

Leprosy is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae; it is uncommon but widespread globally and remains an important cause of peripheral neuropathy, especially in poor communities. An important reason to pay continued attention to leprosy is that, in contrast to many more common causes of disability, the impairments caused by leprosy are preventable through quite simple interventions, if identified early enough. In addition, it is well recognized that the stigma and psychosocial problems associated with leprosy cause immense suffering that is not easily measured.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Saunderson P R
Year of Publication
2013
Journal
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Language
eng
Call Number
SAUNDERSON2013
DOI
10.1093/trstmh/trt058
Alternate Journal
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg
Publication Language
eng