Current status of leprosy: Epidemiology, basic science and clinical perspectives

@article{Suzuki2012CurrentSO,
  title={Current status of leprosy: Epidemiology, basic science and clinical perspectives},
  author={K. Suzuki and T. Akama and A. Kawashima and A. Yoshihara and R. Yotsu and N. Ishii},
  journal={The Journal of Dermatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={39}
}
Leprosy has affected humans for millennia and remains an important health problem worldwide, as evidenced by nearly 250 000 new cases detected every year. It is a chronic infectious disorder, caused by Mycobacterium leprae, that primarily affects the skin and peripheral nerves. Recent advances in basic science have improved our knowledge of the disease. Variation in the cellular immune response is the basis of a range of clinical manifestations. The introduction of multidrug therapy has… Expand
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