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Leprosy type 1 reactions and erythema nodosum leprosum

Reações hansênicas do tipo 1 e eritema nodoso hansênico

Leprosy reactions are a major cause of nerve damage and morbidity in a significant proportion of leprosy patients. Reactions are immunologically mediated and can occur even after successful completion of multi-drug therapy. This review focuses on the epidemiology, pathology and treatment of leprosy type 1 reactions, erythema nodosum leprosum and silent neuropathy.

Erythema nodosum; Leprosy; Leprosy; Leprosy; Neuritis; Peripheral nervous system diseases

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