Liberia: Leprosy Victims Complain of Neglect
[NEWS] Sufferers of the Leprosy disease who are residing at the Suakoko Leprosy School in Bong County say they have been neglected by the Liberian government.
Publication date: 19–25 October 2019Source: The Lancet, Volume 394, Issue 10207Author(s): Pugazhenthan Thangaraju, Sajitha Venkatesan
In Reply We thank Dr Bishnoi and colleagues for their interest in our study and for sharing us with the current epidemic status of leprosy and the focus of the disease control activities in India.
To the Editor We congratulate Liu et al for their work involving proactive HLA screening to prevent dapsone hypersensitivity syndrome (DHS) in patients with leprosy. Herein, we describe the practical difficulties in translating this screening into clinical practice in India.
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C, Ramos AN Abstract The study aimed to analyze the magnitude and sociodemographic profile of leprosy cases linked to household contact networks with overlapping of the disease in two Brazilian municipalities (counties), one in the North and the other in the Northeast, from 2001 to 2014. This was a cross-sectional, descriptive, analytical study based on primary and secondary data from new leprosy cases in Picos, Piauí State, and Rolim de Moura, Rondônia State. "Overlapping" was defined as new cases with the occurrence of at least one more leprosy case in the individual's household contact ne...
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Conclusion There is no strong evidence on therapies for the treatment of leprosy-induced leg ulcers that support the reduction of disabling sequel caused by disease perpetuating stigma and social inequality.
by Carter D. McCormick, Jacqueline Lea, Barbara M. Stryjewska, Ashton Thompson, Jessica K. Fairley Few investigations to date have analyzed the epidemiology of Hansen’s disease (leprosy) in the United States, and in particular, if birth location is related to multibacillary versus paucibacillary leprosy. We collected data on 123 patients diagnosed with leprosy in Georgia from the National Han sen’s Disease Program from 1923—January 2018. A logistic regression model was built to examine the relationship between country of origin (U.S.-born or immigrant) and the type of leprosy. While the model showed no s...