Leprosy and women.

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TitleLeprosy and women.
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsSarkar R, Pradhan S
Abbrev. JournalInt J Womens Dermatol
JournalInternational journal of women's dermatology
Year of Publication2016
Volume2
Issue4
Pagination117-121
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsLeprosy, Women
Abstract

Leprosy has an impact on the physical, social, and psychological health of affected people. Women in developing countries seek health care late for any health-related issues. Leprosy, a disease known for its stigma, adds further to these facts. Also, close contact between women and family members, especially children, increases the chance of transmission to others and thereby increases the disease burden in the society. Hence, leprosy in women is an important issue for the affected patient, their family members, and society as a whole.

PubMed URL

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28492023?dopt=Abstract

DOI10.1016/j.ijwd.2016.09.001
Link to full texthttp://www.ijwdonline.org/article/S2352-6475(16)30020-X/pdf
PubMed Central IDPMC5418961