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Progression of bone lesions in cured leprosy patients.
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PMID:  9695875     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A group of 52 patients deemed to be cured of Hansen's disease were examined in order to determine the appearance or aggravation of bone lesions after cure. A study was made of X-rays performed both at the moment these patients were considered to be cured and a minimum of 2 years later. During the elapsing interval, new lesions had appeared in 8 patients, and existing lesions had worsened in 12 patients. Factors associated with the progression of lesions were: impaired sensitivity, physical activity and appearance of plantar ulcers. The authors feel that leprosy patients, even when considered to be bacteriologically cured, should undergo regular checkups. Factors which might aggravate bone lesions should be borne in mind.
P Carpintero; C Logroño; A Carreto; A Carrascal; C Lluch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta leprologica     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0001-5938     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  1998  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-11-19     Completed Date:  1998-11-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0037353     Medline TA:  Acta Leprol     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hospital Universitario Reina Sofia, Universidad de Córdoba, Espagne.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Diseases / etiology*,  pathology,  radiography
Disease Progression
Foot Ulcer / etiology
Hypesthesia / etiology
Leprostatic Agents / therapeutic use
Leprosy / drug therapy,  pathology*
Osteolysis / etiology,  pathology,  radiography
Osteomyelitis / etiology,  pathology,  radiography
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / etiology
Remission Induction
Retrospective Studies
Skin Ulcer / etiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Leprostatic Agents

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