A case of Hansen Disease presenting as tinea versicolor.

We present a case of borderline/lepromatous leprosy in an otherwise healthy young Brazilian man that was initially diagnosed as tinea versicolor, but did not respond to appropriate treatment. This case highlights the importance of having a high index of suspicion for leprosy in patients from endemic areas who present with lesions that could be consistent with this disease. PMID: 24021367 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Dermatol Online J - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Dermatol Online J Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 12 September 2019Source: Biosensors and BioelectronicsAuthor(s): Archana Kushwaha, Juhi Srivastava, Ambareesh Kumar Singh, Richa Anand, Richa Raghuwanshi, Tulika Rai, Meenakshi SinghAbstractMycobacterium leprae causes endemic disease leprosy which becomes chronic if not treated timely. To expedite this ‘timely diagnosis’, and that also at an early stage, here an attempt is made to fabricate an epitope-imprinted sensor. A molecularly imprinted polymer nanoparticles modified electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance sensor was developed for sensing of mycobacterium leprae bact...
Source: Biosensors and Bioelectronics - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Imported cases of leprosy are responsible for most leprosy incidence in Italy, and social stigma, the unfamiliarity of healthcare professionals with such disorders, and difficulties of some high-risk groups to be appropriately assessed hint to a possible under-diagnosis. Professionals should be made more aware of the potential for leprosy incidence among patients from countries where the disease is endemic. PMID: 31517884 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Bio-Medica : Atenei Parmensis - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Acta Biomed Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe resulting data demonstrate that leprosy amongst the elderly deserves attention because of the increased susceptibility to disability in this age group, with their higher risk of reaction and their greater level of co-morbidity.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
We report a rare case of concomitant pulmonary TB and leprosy identified in the United States.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
In the Solomon Islands, approximately 40 percent of the population of 550,000 could have active Trachoma. Credit: Catherine Wilson/IPS.By Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Aug 19 2019 (IPS) Recently, the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched global consultations for a new Roadmap on how to eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). The roadmap would help achieve universal health coverage by 2030, address health emergencies and promote healthier populations. This intervention is unprecedented because it could begin to reverse the neglect and inequities that the 17 main NTDs bring. Many NTDs are debilitating and red...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Development & Aid Global Headlines Health Source Type: news
Publication date: July 2019Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology, Volume 128, Issue 1Author(s): Dr. Neetha Santosh, Dr. Amber Kiyani, Dr. Uzair Luqman, Dr. Gulraiz Zulfiqar, Dr. Umar Farooq, Dr. Nadia ZaibProtozoal, invasive fungal and mycobacterial infections in the head and neck region are exceedingly rare in the developed world. However, in developing countries, endemic infections may involve the oral mucosa or facial skin. Here we present three unusual infections involving these sites. Case 1: A 48-year-old male presented with difficulty in swallowing for a couple of months. Intraoral e...
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
ConclusionThe proposed model using RF allows for the diagnosis of leprosy with high sensitivity and specificity and the early identification of new cases among household contacts.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
The island of Anjouan (Comoros) is highly endemic for leprosy with an annual incidence of 5 –10/10,000. In May/June, 2015 single-dose Rifampicin post-exposure prophylaxis (SDR-PEP) was administered to 269 close...
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Factors associated with the disease indicate greater vulnerability of children aged 8-14 years, associated with living conditions and time of residence, as well as the family history of the disease. PMID: 31176691 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Jornal de Pediatria - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: J Pediatr (Rio J) Source Type: research
Condition:   Leprosy Interventions:   Biological: LEP-F1 + GLA-SE;   Biological: Placebo Sponsors:   IDRI;   Oswaldo Cruz Institute Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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