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Lucio Phenomenon: Sequelae of Neglected Leprosy

Ya SNC, Muhamad R, Zakaria R, Ishak A, Abdullah WNHW

Lucio phenomenon is a potentially fatal leprosy reaction seen in pure, primitive, and diffuse form of lepromatous leprosy. It is a globally restricted phenomenon that occurs in Mexico and Costa...
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A Case of Lepromatous Leprosy in an Elderly Patient

Yoo SA, Bang CH, Han JH, Lee JH

  • KMID: 2505564
  • Korean J Dermatol.
  • 2020 Aug;58(7):487-488.
Leprosy is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae. Patients usually present with hypopigmented or erythematous plaques with central hypoesthesia or tenderness, and necessitate a differential diagnosis with eczema, granuloma...
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Approach Using Multiple Biomarkers for Diagnosis of Hansen's Disease

Kim JP, Park JH, Kim YJ, Park JM

Background: The prevalence of leprosy has almost reached the goal of World Health Organization. Accordingly, attention to leprosy and the number of skilled doctors who can diagnosis the leprosy upon...
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The Study of Association between Leprosy's Type and Apolipoprotein E Gene in Korean Persons Affected by Leprosy

Park JH, Kim YJ, Kim JP

Background: Apolipoprotein E protein is a family of apolipoproteins that play an important role in lipid metabolism. Apolipoprotein E genotype and single-nucleotide polymorphisms of genes are known to induce neurodegenerative...
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Modern History of Hansen's Disease in Korea

Chae GT

Modern history of Hansen's Disease (HD) in Korea begins with nationwide use of the chemotherapeutic agent Diamino Diphenyl Sulphone for the patients in 1955. Definition of the case was different...
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Correlation of Plasma Level of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) with Bacterial Index on Leprosy Patients in Bali

Santosa C, Rusyati LMM, Adiguna MS, Praharsini I, Wiraguna A, Wardhana M

Background: Leprosy is an infection by Mycobacterium leprae, which influenced by cellular immunity. Leprosy tends to occur in low socio-economic and nutrition groups. Researchers try to prove the role of...
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Comparison of the Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes between Leprosy-Affected Persons in Sorokdo and the General Population Affected by Chronic Hepatitis C in Korea

Ahn YH, Park H, Lee MJ, Kim DH, Cho SB, Cho E, Jun CH, Choi SK

BACKGROUND/AIMS: Patients with Hansen’s disease are the most vulnerable to hepatitis C. However, no data on the treatment efficacy of direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) are available in this group. Therefore,...
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A Case of Lepromatous Leprosy Mimicking Foreign Body Granuloma

Park GH, Kim WI, Yang MY, Lee WK, Kim T, Park S, Kim GW, Kim HS, Ko HC, Kim BS, Kim MB, Lee HJ

  • KMID: 2457696
  • Korean J Dermatol.
  • 2019 Aug;57(7):407-408.
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A Life and Death of the Leprosy Patients in Joseon Society Considered from the Anthropological Perspective

Shin DH, Shin EK

Leprosy is an important topic in the research field of bioanthropology and paleopathology. In this study, by reviewing historical documents, we are to investigate the life and death of leprosy...
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Life and Ideas of LEE Kap-Soo: Focusing on the Ideas and Activities Related to Eugenics

Shin YJ, Jeong I

Lee Kap-Soo (April 23, 1889–December 5, 1973) graduated from Gyeongseong Medical College in 1920, went to Germany to study, and returned to Korea after graduating from Berlin University in 1924....
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Relapsed Leprosy with Multiple Ulcerative Skin Lesions: A Case Report

Jeong HH, Hong SG, Park JM, Kim JP, Heo EP, Go JW

Leprosy is a chronic infectious and granulomatous disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae. It is treated with a multidrug therapy (MDT), which is consisted of dapsone, rifampicin, and clofazimine. However, there...
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Effect of temperature and medium on the viability of Mycobacterium leprae during long term-storage

Park JH, Kim YJ, Kim JP

BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium leprae (M. leprae) is pathogenic bacterium with polymorphic, acid-fast properties and causes leprosy that it is called Hansen's disease. Leprosy can be completely cured using multidrug therapy (MDT),...
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Comparison of Effective DNA Extraction method for Molecular biological study of Mycobacterium leprae

Kim YJ, Park JH, Kim JP

BACKGROUND: Leprosy is an important health problem in many geographical areas yet. It is caused through a cough or contact with fluid from the nose of a person infected by...
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Group-Based Cognitive Intervention for People Affected with Leprosy and Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Clinic Based Study

Lee MW

BACKGROUND: Mild cognitive impairment represents a cognitive state between the subject memory impairment and early dementia. Proper cognitive interventions at this period can delay its development into dementia. However, it...
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The Analysis of Anemia in Persons affected leprosy

Kim JP, Park JM, Lee IH, Park HY

BACKGROUND: The anemia still remains the most common hematologic disorder in the world despite improvements in general health and nutrition. Recently, the prevalence of anemia in the persons affected leprosy...
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Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma: High risk factors, staging and management

Park HJ

Cutaneous squamous cell carconoma(cSCC) is a malignant neoplasm derived from suprabasal epidermal keratinocytes, which is one of the nonmelanoma skin cancers that represent the most common malignancies in humans. Although...
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Paleopathological Studies of Infectious Disease: Examination of the Osteoarchaeological Research

Woo EJ, Kim JH, Jeon CL, Pak S

Reconstructing the impact of infectious disease on past populations is one of the main fields in paleopathological studies. The initial phase of paleopathology was descriptive, focusing on the identification and...
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New patient of Hansen's disease in young Korean man

Park JM, Kim JP, Kang KH

Hansen's disease (leprosy) is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae which affect mainly skin and nerve systems. Currently the incidence of leprosy reached the goals set by WHO...
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Seropositivity of Hepatitis C Virus among Persons affected Leprosy in Korea

Kim JP, Kang KH, Park JM

BACKGROUND: Leprosy is a contagious chronic granulomatous disease and is a disease that is associated with defects in cellular immunity. A high prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection in leprosy...
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Leprosy Research and International Collaboration

Cho SN

Leprosy is still a public health problem in many geographical areas with annual reported cases over 200,000 worldwide in 2016. Despite a steady decrease in its overall incidence last ten...
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