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Between 1986 and 1989, in 5 departments of Senegal, 436 new cases of leprosy were detected, of whom 225 were put under dapsone monotherapy and 211 under multidrug therapy (MDT). Of them, 190 could be followed-up during 2 years by means of annual bacteriological and clinical examination, including neurological assessment. In 2 years, the onset of 10 (5.3%)(More)
Peripheral blood mononuclear cells from 27 healthy leprosy contacts were analyzed for lymphoproliferation and TH-1 cytokine secretion (interleukin-2 and gamma interferon) in response to heat shock proteins with molecular masses of 65, 18, and 10 kDa from Mycobacterium leprae and the 30-32-kDa antigen 85 (Ag 85) from Mycobacterium bovis BCG. Cells from 18(More)
UNLABELLED The authors had for aim to assess the epidemiology of leprosy in Senegal after 7 years of efficient prevention. METHODS A retrospective study was made on epidemiologic data in Senegal collected between January 1 and December 31, 2002. The indicators of eradication (total number of new cases diagnosed in that year compared to the country's(More)
Wireless control of robots is becoming popular and so are mobile handsets. In this paper we describe the control of a robot using an Android mobile. We use Bluetooth as the wireless interface between the mobile and the robot. An android application serves as the graphical user interface for the application. Different user inputs are possible in the mobile(More)
Anticardiolipin (ACA), anti-beta2 glycoprotein I (beta2GPI), and antiprothrombin antibodies of IgG and IgM classes were quantitated by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays in 176 untreated leprosy patients across the histopathological spectrum. Positivity rates ranged from 21% (IgG ACA) to 30% (IgM anti-prothrombin) versus 4% in healthy controls (p <10(-2) to(More)
In 1995, a field trial was implemented in Senegal in order to evaluate the efficacy of a regimen based on the monthly supervised intake of rifampin 600 mg, ofloxacin 400 mg and minocycline 100 mg to treat leprosy. During the first year of the trial, 220 patients with active leprosy (newly detected or relapsing after dapsone monotherapy) were recruited: 102(More)
Practically leprous plantar ulcers (PU) are difficult to treat and heal under field condition. Considering the important number of patients showing a PU, the directors of national leprosy control programmes are determined, within the programmes on prevention of disabilities (POD), to treat the PU in the field. Therefore it appears to be essential to codify(More)