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Hansen's Disease

The Forgotten and Neglected Disease

Edited by Wellman Ribón

Industrial University of Santander

Hansen's Disease - The Forgotten and Neglected Disease provides concise information on the relevant aspects of the disease of leprosy, including immunological, epidemiological, clinical and molecular studies that are of great importance in the study of an often-ignored disease, which remains a great challenge to humanity. It collects contributions made by professional experts in the study of Mycobacterium leprae, providing perspectives with knowledge, experience and research, highlighting that the disease continues to be of interest to public health. It is expected that this book will be useful and contribute to the expansion of information and interest about the disease commonly known as leprosy.

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Hansen's DiseaseThe Forgotten and Neglected DiseaseEdited by Wellman Ribón

Published: February 6th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68432

ISBN: 978-1-78984-987-5

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-986-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-998-9

Copyright year: 2019

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1. Introductory Chapter: Hansen ́s Disease – The Forgotten and Neglected Disease

By Lina Fernández and Wellman Ribón


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2. The Distribution and Origins of Ancient Leprosy

By Helen D. Donoghue, G. Michael Taylor, Tom A. Mendum, Graham R. Stewart, Leen Rigouts, Oona Y-C. Lee, Houdini H.T. Wu, Gurdyal S. Besra and David E. Minnikin


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3. An Update on the Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Treatment of Leprosy

By Nebahat Demet Akpolat, Ayse Akkus and Emre Kaynak


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4. Molecular and Biotechnological Approaches in the Diagnosis of Leprosy

By Mayara Ingrid Sousa Lima, Emilly Caroline dos Santos Moraes, Jaqueline Diniz Pinho, Gustavo Henrique Corrêa Soares and Ítalo Vinícius Cantanhêde Santos


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5. Leprosy Reactions

By Leyla Bilik, Betul Demir and Demet Cicek


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6. Demyelination in Leprosy

By Dhelya Widasmara and Sri Linuwih Menaldi


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7. Immunogenetics of MHC and KIR in the Leprosy

By Hugo Vicentin Alves, Bruna Tiaki Tiyo, Ana Maria Sell and Jeane Eliete Laguila Visentainer


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8. Genetic Variation in Pattern-Recognition Receptors and Association with Leprosy

By Karina Talita de Oliveira Santana Jorge and Frederico Marianetti Soriani


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