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Leprosy: diagnosis and management in a developed setting.

Abstract

Leprosy remains an important global health concern, but little has been published about its diagnosis and management in developed settings. It has been postulated that delay in diagnosis is common in developed settings. We reviewed all the cases of leprosy seen at a major tertiary referral centre between 1999 and 2013 and demonstrated that delay in diagnosis is common, especially when patients present with symptoms of leprosy reactions rather than classical symptoms, such as hypo-pigmented hypo-aesthetic skin lesions and neuropathy.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Turner D
McGuiness S
Leder K
Year of Publication
2015
Journal
Internal medicine journal
Volume
45
Issue
1
Number of Pages
109-12
Language
eng
ISSN Number
1445-5994
Call Number
TURNER 2015
DOI
10.1111/imj.12638
Alternate Journal
Intern Med J
Publication Language
eng