IAL textbook of leprosy.
The book covers all aspects of leprosy, including its history, epidemiology, immunogenetics, bacteriology, immunology, pathology of Mycobacterium leprae, mechanisms of nerve damage, disease classification, clinical and laboratory diagnosis, differential diagnosis, chemotherapy, lepra reactions and their management and National Leprosy Eradication Programme.
Includes chapters related to basics of history taking and clinical examination, techniques of nerve examination, ocular leprosy, vaccines (immunoprophylaxis and immunotherapy), chemoprophylaxis, deformities and their management, recording and assessment of nerve involvement and experimental leprosy.
Covers special situations, viz. leprosy in children, leprosy and pregnancy, leprosy associated with HIV and issues related to community-based rehabilitation, psychosocial aspects, stigma, and migration in leprosy.
Presents clear and comprehensive information that help in diagnosing leprosy in low endemic situations.
Discusses problems of drug resistance, challenges and scenario beyond 2020.
Highlights the role of NGOs in the eradication program, and the case histories for achieving the control over leprosy.
Contains the most up-to-date and comprehensive material from 84 acclaimed experts of national and international repute based on the wealth of their expertise.
Gives an idea of how the disease looks in different shades of skin color through photo gallery.
Improves the diagnostic accuracy with the help of nearly 450 figures that capture the presentation of leprosy in practice.
Enhances clinical and therapeutic knowledge with the latest guidance on diagnosis and other rapidly changing research areas in leprosy.
Ideal book for dermatologists, leprologists, internists, epidemiologists, social scientists, laboratory and research persons, teachers and students, national and international NGOs and the Health Ministers.