Brazilian society of dermatology against leprosy

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Lastória, Joel Carlos [UNESP]
Morgado de Abreu, Marilda Aparecida Milanez

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The Brazilian Society of Dermatology promoted a national campaign against leprosy in 2012, involving their State Regional, Accredited Services of Dermatology and Referral Services in Leprosy. Consisted of clarification to the population about the disease and a day of medical voluntary service. Ninety services (57 Accredited Services and 33 Reference Services) participated, distributed in 23 states. The campaign examined 3,223 people and 421 new cases were diagnosed, 54,4% female, 74,3% between 19 and 64 years and 8,3% in children under 15 years. Of the 217 classified cases, 58,5% was paucibacillary and 41,5% was multibacillary. The results were posted on the Brazilian Society of Dermatology website.



Communicable disease control, Communicable disease prevention, Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Leprosy

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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia, v. 91, n. 3, p. 393-395, 2016.