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Hansen's disease (leprosy): the North Carolina experience.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2350979     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Hansen's disease presents a large public health problem throughout much of the world but it occurs infrequently in the United States. Only 8,501 cases have been reported since 1921 and 81 percent of these have been from just six states. Typical of many states, North Carolina has had only twenty-two case reports over this sixty-eight year period. We present two typical cases we have seen in the past year and briefly review some of the epidemiologic, clinical, and treatment aspects of the disease.
Authors:
A B Fleischer; B A Maxwell; D B Baird; J T Woosley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cutis     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0011-4162     ISO Abbreviation:  Cutis     Publication Date:  1990 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-07-18     Completed Date:  1990-07-18     Revised Date:  2013-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006440     Medline TA:  Cutis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  427-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27514.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Emigration and Immigration*
Humans
Leprosy / drug therapy,  epidemiology*,  pathology
Male
Middle Aged
North Carolina / epidemiology

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