Liberia: 'Revamp Health Sector,' Health Official Urges

[LINA]The Program Manager of the National Leprosy and TB Control Program has underscored the need to revamp the Liberian health sector to international standard.
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Source: Infection and Drug Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infection and Drug Resistance Source Type: research
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.
Source: JAMA Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
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.
Source: JAMA Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
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...
Source: Cadernos de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Cad Saude Publica Source Type: research
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Source: Life in the Fast Lane - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: FFFF Alexander the great Archilochus black eye drugs facial trauma Leprosy metastatic neuroblastomas panda eyes portugal Raccoon eyes sink to the level of training William Henry Battle Source Type: blogs
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.
Source: Acta Paulista de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
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...
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
by Rosane M. B. Teles, Jing Lu, Maria Ti ó-Coma, Isabela M. B. Goulart, Sayera Banu, Deanna Hagge, Kidist Bobosha, Tom Ottenhoff, Matteo Pellegrini, Annemieke Geluk, Robert L. Modlin Reversal reactions (RRs) in leprosy are characterized by a reduction in the number of bacilli in lesions associated with an increase in cell-mediated immunity against the intracellular bacteriumMycobacterium leprae, the causative pathogen of leprosy. To identify the mechanisms that contribute to cell-mediated immunity in leprosy, we measured changes in the whole blood-derived transcriptome of patients with leprosy before, during and af...
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Genome-Wide Association Study of Leprosy and Dapsone Hypersensitivity Syndrome (DHS)  (study page |release notes)
Source: dbGaP, the database of Genotypes and Phenotypes - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: StudyRelease Source Type: research
(Natural News) Psoralea corylifolia or babchi is a medicinal herb that is popular among traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda practitioners. It is used to treat various skin diseases, including rashes, psoriasis, leprosy, and leucoderma – a condition that causes the appearance of white patches due to loss of melanin. However, several studies have reported that P. corylifolia has other clinical applications, and...
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