The role of free-living pathogenic amoeba in the transmission of leprosy: a proof of principle.

@article{Lahiri2008TheRO,
  title={The role of free-living pathogenic amoeba in the transmission of leprosy: a proof of principle.},
  author={Ramanuj Lahiri and James L. Krahenbuhl},
  journal={Leprosy review},
  year={2008},
  volume={79 4},
  pages={401-9}
}
OBJECTIVES Leprosy transmission remains poorly understood, though, prolonged skin contact and/or infection via nasal mucosa, are considered likely. Problematic in any transmission hypothesis is the fastidious nature of Mycobacterium leprae outside its host cell and the requirement for temporary survival in the environment, soil or water. Experiments were carried out to test the hypothesis that free living pathogenic amoeba might serve as host cells for M. leprae, protecting them from adverse… CONTINUE READING

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