Guid Boerrigter

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This paper describes the pattern of disability among 1654 leprosy patients ascertained between 1973 and 1987 in Karonga District, Northern Malaŵi. Approximately 20% of patients identified prior to 1980 had some disability at registration, but this percentage fell to approximately 10% with the introduction of total population surveys in the Lepra Evaluation(More)
An evaluation of a World Health Organization-recommended multidrug therapy (WHO/MDT) in 499 paucibacillary leprosy patients is described. Patients were followed for 48 months after completion of treatment. Overall relapse rates after treatment were found to be 6.5 per 1000 person years (95% confidence interval 3.4-11.4). There were 12 relapses. A relative(More)
A study was undertaken within the framework of the LEPRA Evaluation Project and the LEPRA Control Project in Malawi (Central Africa) to study the incidence rates of type 1 reactions and of relapses in paucibacillary leprosy patients treated with the current World Health Organization-recommended multiple drug regimen (WHO/MDT). Of 503 patients recruited into(More)
A trial comparing 18 monthly and 30 monthly doses of the World Health Organization-recommended multidrug therapy (WHO/MDT) in 305 multibacillary leprosy patients in Malawi is described. Patients were randomly allocated to one of the two regimens at the time of taking the 18th supervised dose of WHO/MDT. The mean follow-up period was 3 years (maximum 6(More)
Collagen is an essential part of the cardiac interstitium. Collagen subtypes, their location, total amount and the architecture of the fibrillar network are of functional importance. Architecture in terms of density of the fibrillar network is assumed to be reflected by the intensity of immunohistochemical staining of collagen. The aim of this study was to(More)