Analysis of clinical data and T helper 1/T helper 2 responses in patients with different clinical forms of leprosy.

@article{Rodrigues2017AnalysisOC,
  title={Analysis of clinical data and T helper 1/T helper 2 responses in patients with different clinical forms of leprosy.},
  author={Ricardo Wilson de Pinho Rodrigues and Afonso Bezerra Ribeiro and Gilcele de Campos Martin Berber and LeeYun Sheng and Am{\'i}lcar Sabino Damazo},
  journal={Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical},
  year={2017},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={208-215}
}
INTRODUCTION: Currently, there are no laboratory tests or sensitive and specific molecular markers for the early diagnosis of leprosy. The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical characteristics of patients with leprosy and investigate their immunological profile, comparing this with the type of lesion and the presence or absence of a Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination scar. METHODS: Statistical analyzes were performed by employing comparative tests (Pearson´s chi-square) to… CONTINUE READING

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Currently , there are no laboratory tests or sensitive and specific molecular markers for the early diagnosis of leprosy .
Currently , there are no laboratory tests or sensitive and specific molecular markers for the early diagnosis of leprosy .
Caucasians predominantly had borderline tuberculoid ( BT ) clinical forms ( 42% ) ; a predominance of males with borderline lepromatous ( 19% ) and lepromatous leprosy ( 26.9% ) forms was observed ; and the presence of BCG vaccination scars ( 27.5% ) and lower limb nerves were more affected ( 38% ) predominantly in the BT clinical form .
Caucasians predominantly had borderline tuberculoid ( BT ) clinical forms ( 42% ) ; a predominance of males with borderline lepromatous ( 19% ) and lepromatous leprosy ( 26.9% ) forms was observed ; and the presence of BCG vaccination scars ( 27.5% ) and lower limb nerves were more affected ( 38% ) predominantly in the BT clinical form .
Caucasians predominantly had borderline tuberculoid ( BT ) clinical forms ( 42% ) ; a predominance of males with borderline lepromatous ( 19% ) and lepromatous leprosy ( 26.9% ) forms was observed ; and the presence of BCG vaccination scars ( 27.5% ) and lower limb nerves were more affected ( 38% ) predominantly in the BT clinical form .
Caucasians predominantly had borderline tuberculoid ( BT ) clinical forms ( 42% ) ; a predominance of males with borderline lepromatous ( 19% ) and lepromatous leprosy ( 26.9% ) forms was observed ; and the presence of BCG vaccination scars ( 27.5% ) and lower limb nerves were more affected ( 38% ) predominantly in the BT clinical form .
Caucasians predominantly had borderline tuberculoid ( BT ) clinical forms ( 42% ) ; a predominance of males with borderline lepromatous ( 19% ) and lepromatous leprosy ( 26.9% ) forms was observed ; and the presence of BCG vaccination scars ( 27.5% ) and lower limb nerves were more affected ( 38% ) predominantly in the BT clinical form .
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