Analysis of the leprosy agents Mycobacterium leprae and Mycobacterium lepromatosis in four countries.

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OBJECTIVES To differentiate the leprosy agents Mycobacterium leprae and Mycobacterium lepromatosis and correlate them with geographic distribution and clinicopathologic features. METHODS Species-specific polymerase chain reactions were used to detect each bacillus in archived skin biopsy specimens from patients with leprosy from Brazil (n = 52), Malaysia… (More)
DOI: 10.1309/AJCP1GLCBE5CDZRM

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