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October 1967

Vascular Changes in Leprous Lesions, Consequences and Treatment

Arch Dermatol. 1967;96(4):481. doi:10.1001/archderm.1967.01610040131027

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In five articles reprinted from the International Journal of Leprosy 1955-1964, the author explains the inconstancy of correlation between nerve thickening and muscle wasting, the lowered temperature of wasted muscles, the occurrence of blisters in anesthetic areas in thermal burns too mild to blister normal skin, and the frequent reversal of anesthetic or paralytic changes under therapy in leprosy, by the hypothesis that much of the damage done to nerves and tissues in leprosy is done through production of multiple small vascular lesions.

The book is a paperback, but clearly printed and well written by a respected authority in the field.

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