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Detection of Mycobacterium leprae in nerve lesions by the polymerase chain reaction.

Abstract

A simple procedure is described for the detection of Mycobacterium leprae by the polymerase chain reaction in nerve biopsies sectioned with a cryostat and then treated with proteinase K. All samples from lepromatous leprosy patients and the majority of samples from paucibacillary cases yielded positive results. This approach may be useful for differentiating between leprosy and other inflammatory neuropathies.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Chemouilli P
Woods S
Said G
Cole S T
Year of Publication
1996
Journal
International journal of leprosy and other mycobacterial diseases : official organ of the International Leprosy Association
Volume
64
Issue
1
Number of Pages
1-5
Date Published
1996 Mar
Language
eng
ISSN Number
0148-916X
Alternate Journal
Int. J. Lepr. Other Mycobact. Dis.
Publication Language
eng

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