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History of Neurology
January 2002

The Neuropathology of Leprosy

Author Affiliations

From the Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan (Dr Habib); and Departments of Neurology and Pathology, University of California at Irvine (Dr Mozaffar).



Arch Neurol. 2002;59(1):138-140. doi:10.1001/archneur.59.1.138

Leprosy has ailed humankind for centuries, has merited mention in several ancient writings and religious scripts, and has resulted in the banishment of its victims in many civilizations. Despite its long history, many aspects of this disease have remained enigmatic. This article focuses on pioneering discoveries related to the neuropathology of this "Great Disease."1