|Dimensions||16 × 24.3 × 3.5 cm|
Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer
A Practical Guide
Edited by Enrico Nunzi, Cesare Massone, Françoise Portaels
Hardcover – 16×24.3×3.5cm – 570 Pages – 199 Colour and 8 b/w Illustrations
Copyright Year 2022
Written by highly recognized experts, it is the first book to focus solely on leprosy and Buruli ulcer. Presents an up-to-date diagnostic work-up and classification of leprosy. Includes brand new chapters on leprosy in childhood, prophylaxis and vaccines in leprosy.
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About this book
A highly disabling infectious disease in developing countries, leprosy, or Hansen’s disease, is caused by Mycobacterium leprae, and is still very relevant for the human community due to its transmissible nature, variable presentation and composite clinical picture. Early identification of leprosy and Buruli ulcer (also caused by a Mycobacterium, M. ulcerans) is critical to prevent spreading and patient disability and to establish appropriate therapy.
This richly illustrated, completely revised second edition of Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer describes the characteristic signs of both these diseases, and contents include abnormalities of the skin, nerves, eyes, hands, feet, testes and bone. It also presents the latest diagnostic tools to identify and quantify organ damage to enable readers to recognize and treat this composite systemic disorder, which can represent a true medical emergency if affecting eyes, nerves, and kidneys. Further, it includes additional chapters on leprosy in childhood, prophylaxis and vaccines. For both leprosy and Buruli ulcer, this handy guide helps practitioners and nursing personnel to spot the different clinical manifestations, make a prompt diagnosis and apply effective treatment of both these diseases.