Criteria for diagnosis of pure neural leprosy

@article{Jardim2003CriteriaFD,
  title={Criteria for diagnosis of pure
neural leprosy},
  author={M�rcia R. Jardim and S. Antunes and Adalberto R. Santos and O. Nascimento and J. Nery and A. Sales and X. Illarramendi and N�dia Duppre and L. Chimelli and E. Sampaio and E. Sarno},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
  year={2003},
  volume={250},
  pages={806-809}
}
Abstract.The clinical diagnosis of pure neural leprosy (PNL) remains a public health care problem mainly because skin lesions—the cardinal features of leprosy—are always absent.Moreover, the identification of the leprosy bacillus is not easily achieved even when a nerve biopsy can be performed. In an attempt to reach a reliable PNL diagnosis in patients referred to our Leprosy Outpatient Clinic, this study employed a variety of criteria. The nerve biopsies performed on the 67 individuals whose… Expand
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