Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Meeting. London (GBR), 1992/11/19.
A review of progress in the epidemiology and control of leprosy indicates that, even though there has been only limited advancement in the epidemiological understanding of the disease, control of leprosy through chemotherapy of patients has been highly successful.
Diagnostic tools using serology and other means have substantially improved, particularly in meeting research needs.
There has been a reduction of more than 50% over the past decade in the leprosy case load in the world, due mainly to the vigorous implementation of multidrug therapy (MDT) in the treatment of the disease.
MDT has been remarkably effective in curing patients, preventing relapse and minimizing side-effects.
Mots-clés Pascal : Lèpre, Monde, Prévalence, Homme, Epidémiologie, Article synthèse, Lutte sanitaire, Antilépreux, Association médicamenteuse, Chimiothérapie, Traitement, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Peau pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Leprosy, World, Prevalence, Human, Epidemiology, Review, Sanitary control, Antileprous agent, Drug combination, Chemotherapy, Treatment, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Skin disease
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