Nerve damage in leprosy and its management

  title={Nerve damage in leprosy and its management},
  author={Einar P. V. Wilder-Smith and Wim H. van Brakel},
  journal={Nature Clinical Practice Neurology},
Leprosy is the most common treatable peripheral nerve disorder worldwide. Deformity and disability result from nerve-function impairment; however, early treatment is associated with good outcome. Leprosy is often diagnosed late as many physicians have little experience with the clinical picture. Recent research using nerve conduction and thermal threshold tests has identified that nerve impairment is detectable long before it turns clinical. This discovery could have important implications for… CONTINUE READING


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