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May 1944

La lepra: Diagnóstico, formas clínicas, tratamiento

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;49(5):388. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510110086022

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This manual, written in Spanish, is divided into two parts. The first part is concerned with the diagnosis and clinical types of leprosy, while the second part deals with treatment. The author, a member of the Committee on Classification of Leprosy at the International Congress, Cairo, is thoroughly familiar with his subject. He presents a complete résumé of the present knowledge of leprosy. The book should be of interest to the specialist and the general practitioner alike. A number of photographs illustrating the clinical types of leprosy are included. It is unfortunate that the quality of the photographs is not in keeping with the excellence of the text.

Three clinical forms of leprosy are recognized by leprologists of South America. This classification is based on immunologic aspects of the disease. The lepromatous type is characterized by lack of resistance to the causative organism as shown by a negative reac

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