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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
CHACHA, Jorge João et al. Peripheral nervous system and grounds for the neural insult in leprosy. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2009, vol.84, n.5, pp. 495-500. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962009000500008.
The mechanism of interaction between Mycobacterium leprae and neural cells has not been elucidated so far. No satisfactory interpretation exists as to the bacterium tropism to the peripheral nervous system in particular. The present study is a review of the micro-physiology of the extracellular apparatus attached to Schwann cells, as well as on the description of morphological units probably involved in the process of the binding to the bacterial wall.
Keywords : Carcinoma, squamous cell; Carcinoma, squamous cell [epidemiology]; Incidence; Skin neoplasms.