Leprosy and confinement due to leprosy show high association with hepatitis C in Southern Brazil.

@article{Braga2006LeprosyAC,
  title={Leprosy and confinement due to leprosy show high association with hepatitis C in Southern Brazil.},
  author={Anna Carolina de Moraes Braga and Iara Jos{\'e} Taborda de Messias Reason and Eliane Mara Ces{\'a}rio Pereira Maluf and Elizabete Regina Vieira},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  year={2006},
  volume={97 1},
  pages={88-93}
}
Leprosy is a disease, which is accompanied by cellular immunity defects, which may increase the susceptibility of patients in developing co-infections. The association of leprosy with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, human immunodeficiency virus types 1 and 2 (HIV 1+2) infection and human T-lymphotropic virus types I and II (HTLV I+II) infection have previously been described in different populations. In this study, the prevalence of these infections was determined in 199 Southern Brazilian… CONTINUE READING
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