Leprosy: report of a case with severe peripheral neuropathy.

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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.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)75-77
Numero di pagine3
RivistaDefault journal
Volume31
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2010

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

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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