IMPORTANCE OF THE NEURAL PREDILECTION OF MYCOBACTERIUM LEPRÆ IN LEPROSY

@article{Stoner1979IMPORTANCEOT,
  title={IMPORTANCE OF THE NEURAL PREDILECTION OF MYCOBACTERIUM LEPR{\aE} IN LEPROSY},
  author={G. Stoner},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1979},
  volume={314},
  pages={994-996}
}
It is suggested that continuous leakage of bacilli into the circulation from a primary focus of intraneural infection may simultaneously initiate bacillary dissemination and the suppression of cell-mediated immunity. Both these features are essential for the development of lepromatous leprosy. Nerve involvement in leprosy, previously thought of as a diagnostic feature of the disease and as a complication of therapy, may represent an essential phase in the cycle of infection and reinfection by… Expand
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