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The epidemiological surveillance for leprosy must include several clinical and laboratory procedures. The FLA-ABS test of Abe could be a useful tool for this purpose because it allows the demonstration of an effective contact with Mycobacterium leprae. In order to establish the specificity, sensitivity, and predictability of the FLA-ABS test under Mexican(More)
A 6-year prospective study of 79 household contacts of leprosy cases was made in order to correlate the development of the disease with their specific T-cell immunity, measured by the Mitsuda test, and levels of anti-Mycobacterium leprae antibodies determined in three consecutive observations with the FLA-ABS test. Overall in the contacts, 71.7% were(More)
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