oa Central African Journal of Medicine - The early diagnosis of leprosy

Volume 16, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Appreciation of the simple clinical picture is of value in the diagnosis of lepromatous leprosy in its earliest stages, not only in emphasising the significance of the early erythematous macular rash in this type of leprosy, but also in recognizing the importance of those low-resistant nerve and macular lesions which, if untreated, may pass on to lepromatous leprosy. What applies to the European would also apply to the African in this country, although it is our experience that the latter show a greater degree of resistance to the disease.

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