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Leprosy in Israel: an imported disease--the support of histopathological examination for its detection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11700948     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Leprosy is rare and non-endemic in Israel. Cases of leprosy are invariably imported by immigrants or foreign workers arriving from endemic areas. In view of the relative rarity of the disease, clinicians and pathologists are not always alert to the possibility of the disease or recognize potential symptoms. A case history is presented of a 31-year-old immigrant presenting symptoms of skin lesions and nodules on the hands and facial region, especially the ear lobe. Confirmation of the infection was provided by histopathology of suspected lesions stained for acid-fast bacilli (modified Fite-Faraco staining).
F Lejbkowicz; B Tsilman; R Wexler; H I Cohen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta histochemica     Volume:  103     ISSN:  0065-1281     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Histochem.     Publication Date:  2001 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-09     Completed Date:  2002-03-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370320     Medline TA:  Acta Histochem     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  433-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Microbiology, Western Galilee Hospital, Nahariya, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Africa, Eastern / ethnology
Emigration and Immigration
Israel / epidemiology
Leprosy / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  pathology*
Mycobacterium leprae / isolation & purification

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