Mycobacteria in nerve trunks of long-term treated leprosy patients

Pereira, J.H., Palande, D.D. and Gschmeissner, S.E. (1991) Mycobacteria in nerve trunks of long-term treated leprosy patients. Leprosy Review, 62 (2). pp. 134-142. ISSN 0305-7518

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Abstract

Mycobacteria were present in 4 out of 8 mixed peripheral nerve trunks from patients (3 BT and 1 BL) treated with DDS and/or MDT for periods ranging from 21 months to 8 years. Most of the bacilli appeared to be 'whole'. Nerve destruction with areas of granulomatous infiltration appeared more active than expected. Possible reasons for a continued presence of bacilli in treated nerves and its implications in 'relapse' are discussed.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2013 12:30
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URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/44290
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