Neurologic Complications of Leprosy

Thomas D. Sabin, Thomas Robert Swift

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Abstract

Leprosy is an important cause of nontraumatic peripheral neuropathy. Its main clinical features are anesthetic skin lesions and peripheral neuropathy, but skin lesions are sometimes absent. The different types of leprosy (leprous neuritis and lepromatous, tuberculoid, and borderline lepsrosy), pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of leprosy are discussed in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAminoff's Neurology and General Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationFifth Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages845-856
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9780124077102
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Leprosy
Nervous System
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Paucibacillary Leprosy
Multibacillary Leprosy
Neuritis
Skin
Anesthetics
Pathology

Keywords

  • Borderline leprosy
  • Drug treatment of leprosy
  • Erythema nodosum leprosum
  • Lepromatous leprosy
  • Leprous neuritis
  • Mycobacterium leprae
  • Tuberculoid leprosy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Sabin, T. D., & Swift, T. R. (2014). Neurologic Complications of Leprosy. In Aminoff's Neurology and General Medicine: Fifth Edition (pp. 845-856). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-407710-2.00042-4

Neurologic Complications of Leprosy. / Sabin, Thomas D.; Swift, Thomas Robert.

Aminoff's Neurology and General Medicine: Fifth Edition. Elsevier Inc., 2014. p. 845-856.

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Sabin, TD & Swift, TR 2014, Neurologic Complications of Leprosy. in Aminoff's Neurology and General Medicine: Fifth Edition. Elsevier Inc., pp. 845-856. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-407710-2.00042-4
Sabin TD, Swift TR. Neurologic Complications of Leprosy. In Aminoff's Neurology and General Medicine: Fifth Edition. Elsevier Inc. 2014. p. 845-856 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-407710-2.00042-4
Sabin, Thomas D. ; Swift, Thomas Robert. / Neurologic Complications of Leprosy. Aminoff's Neurology and General Medicine: Fifth Edition. Elsevier Inc., 2014. pp. 845-856
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