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BLATT, Jucelene Marchi. Considerations on reactional states of Itajai's hansen's carriers. Saude soc. [online]. 2001, vol.10, n.1, pp.55-64. ISSN 1984-0470. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-12902001000100005.
The present research had as objetive to undestand and to evaluate the reactional episodes of pacients who had hansen disease and the treatment of the reactions. The method of the approach of the study was made by indicement base the referential bibliografhy, it was taken as data the reports of pacients of hanse's avaible the control program of leprosy in the control of Itajaí. Through this work with the 78 pacients enrolled and subjects of this search it was observed that: 60,3% is between 15-49 years of age; 65,4% presents reactional episodes during treatment, half of these approximatly presented clinic symptons of neuritis, have being treates with prednisona, it was also observed other smaller clinic symtoms as erythema nodosum leprosum and the first choice of treatment is always with if possible is a talidomida. The evaliation of the reactional episodes indicates that more than half of the pacients in treatment present this immunological manifestacion. It is judged by the literature as the disease consequence and a possible reaction to the polichemiotherapy.
Keywords : leprosy; reactional episodes; talidomida.