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ILEP Learning Guide three : How to do a skin smear examination for leprosy


This guide consists of three detachable laminated A4 pages giving clear instructions as to how to carry out all the steps involved in taking a skin smear. It is a clearly presented and durable reference guide for use in the clinic or laboratory. It has been produced for health workers and laboratory staff with responsibility for taking and reading skin smears, as well as laboratory technicians who may be required to prepare the reagents.

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