Global leprosy update, 2014: need for early case detection.

  title={Global leprosy update, 2014: need for early case detection.},
  journal={Releve epidemiologique hebdomadaire},
  volume={90 36},
  • Published 2015 in Releve epidemiologique hebdomadaire
Prevalence of leprosy globally decreased from >5 million cases in the mid-1980s to <200 000 by 2015 following introduction of multidrug therapy (MDT) as treatment for leprosy. Early diagnosis and complete treatment with MDT remain the key strategies for reducing disease burden due to leprosy. The dual effect of early detection of cases in breaking the chain of transmission and reduction of grade 2 disabilities (G2D cases) in a given community is highlighted in the enhanced global leprosy… CONTINUE READING
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