Treatment of leprosy/Hansen's disease in the early 21st century

@article{Worobec2009TreatmentOL,
  title={Treatment of leprosy/Hansen's disease in the early 21st century},
  author={Sophie M. Worobec},
  journal={Dermatologic Therapy},
  year={2009},
  volume={22}
}
  • S. Worobec
  • Published 1 November 2009
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Dermatologic Therapy
Leprosy, or Hansen's disease (HD), is caused by Mycobacterium leprae, a slowly dividing mycobacterium that has evolved to be an intracellular parasite, causing skin lesions and nerve damage. Less than 5% of people exposed to M. leprae develop clinical disease. Host cell‐mediated resistance determines whether an individual will develop paucibacillary or multibacillary disease. Hansen's disease is a worldwide disease with about 150 new cases reported annually in the United States. Effective anti… 
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