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Tele-leprology: A literature review of applications of telemedicine and tele-education to leprosy

Abstract
Global efforts to eliminate leprosy have brought about a steep decline in prevalence; however, new cases are continually detected. Without early diagnosis and appropriate management, these individuals are at risk of disability, disfigurement, and social stigma. Telemedicine and tele-education are increasingly utilised strategies to maintain access to expert healthcare for leprosy patients scattered in low-accessibility areas. However, an overview of tele-leprology, the application of these strategies specifically to leprosy, is currently unavailable. This review provides such an overview and discusses future directions for research and implementation.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Nelson C
Kovaric C
Morssink C
Year of Publication
2014
Journal
Leprosy review
Volume
85
Issue
4
Number of Pages
250-261
Language
eng
Alternate Journal
Lepr Rev.
Publication Language
eng