Leprosy: report of a case with severe peripheral neuropathy.

Aridon P; Ragonese P; Mazzola Ma; Terruso V; Palermo A; D'Amelio M; Savettieri G.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Leprosy (Hansen's disease) is a chronic granulomatous infectious disease, caused by Mycobacterium leprae, with cutaneous and neurological manifestations. Leprosy is very rare in Europe but some cases are reported, especially among people coming from endemic areas. Here, we report a case of Hansen's disease and emphasize the importance of a prompt diagnosis and treatment also in non-endemic areas.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-77
Number of pages3
JournalNeurological Sciences
Volume31
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Fingerprint

Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Leprosy
Skin Manifestations
Chronic Granulomatous Disease
Mycobacterium leprae
Neurologic Manifestations
Communicable Diseases

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Dermatology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

Cite this

Aridon P; Ragonese P; Mazzola Ma; Terruso V; Palermo A; D'Amelio M; Savettieri G. (2010). Leprosy: report of a case with severe peripheral neuropathy. Neurological Sciences, 31, 75-77.

Leprosy: report of a case with severe peripheral neuropathy. / Aridon P; Ragonese P; Mazzola Ma; Terruso V; Palermo A; D'Amelio M; Savettieri G.

In: Neurological Sciences, Vol. 31, 2010, p. 75-77.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aridon P; Ragonese P; Mazzola Ma; Terruso V; Palermo A; D'Amelio M; Savettieri G. 2010, 'Leprosy: report of a case with severe peripheral neuropathy.', Neurological Sciences, vol. 31, pp. 75-77.
Aridon P; Ragonese P; Mazzola Ma; Terruso V; Palermo A; D'Amelio M; Savettieri G. Leprosy: report of a case with severe peripheral neuropathy. Neurological Sciences. 2010;31:75-77.
Aridon P; Ragonese P; Mazzola Ma; Terruso V; Palermo A; D'Amelio M; Savettieri G. / Leprosy: report of a case with severe peripheral neuropathy. In: Neurological Sciences. 2010 ; Vol. 31. pp. 75-77.
@article{31f43ce90758479e97b00f809b32ea17,
title = "Leprosy: report of a case with severe peripheral neuropathy.",
abstract = "Leprosy (Hansen's disease) is a chronic granulomatous infectious disease, caused by Mycobacterium leprae, with cutaneous and neurological manifestations. Leprosy is very rare in Europe but some cases are reported, especially among people coming from endemic areas. Here, we report a case of Hansen's disease and emphasize the importance of a prompt diagnosis and treatment also in non-endemic areas.",
keywords = "Leprosy, neuropathy",
author = "{Aridon P; Ragonese P; Mazzola Ma; Terruso V; Palermo A; D'Amelio M; Savettieri G.} and Giovanni Savettieri and Marco D'Amelio and Paolo Ragonese and Paolo Aridon",
year = "2010",
language = "English",
volume = "31",
pages = "75--77",
journal = "Neurological Sciences",
issn = "1590-1874",
publisher = "Springer-Verlag Italia",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Leprosy: report of a case with severe peripheral neuropathy.

AU - Aridon P; Ragonese P; Mazzola Ma; Terruso V; Palermo A; D'Amelio M; Savettieri G.

AU - Savettieri, Giovanni

AU - D'Amelio, Marco

AU - Ragonese, Paolo

AU - Aridon, Paolo

PY - 2010

Y1 - 2010

N2 - Leprosy (Hansen's disease) is a chronic granulomatous infectious disease, caused by Mycobacterium leprae, with cutaneous and neurological manifestations. Leprosy is very rare in Europe but some cases are reported, especially among people coming from endemic areas. Here, we report a case of Hansen's disease and emphasize the importance of a prompt diagnosis and treatment also in non-endemic areas.

AB - Leprosy (Hansen's disease) is a chronic granulomatous infectious disease, caused by Mycobacterium leprae, with cutaneous and neurological manifestations. Leprosy is very rare in Europe but some cases are reported, especially among people coming from endemic areas. Here, we report a case of Hansen's disease and emphasize the importance of a prompt diagnosis and treatment also in non-endemic areas.

KW - Leprosy, neuropathy

UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10447/45743

M3 - Article

VL - 31

SP - 75

EP - 77

JO - Neurological Sciences

JF - Neurological Sciences

SN - 1590-1874

ER -