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Title: A Guide to leprosy control
Other Titles: Guide de la lutte antilèpreuse
Una guía para el control de la lepra
Authors: World Health Organization
Issue Date: 1988
Edition: 2nd ed
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization
Language: Portuguese
Russian
Chinese
English
French
Spanish
Abstract: The second edition of a guide covering virtually every technical and managerial consideration involved in the planning and operation of a leprosy control programme. The book has been thoroughly revised in an effort to help managers and field workers meet the new challenges resulting from the use of multidrug therapy. Guidelines and advice, whether concerning the performance of a technical operation or the overall objectives of control, take their authority from the proven capacity of multidrug therapy to prevent or cure drug resistance in all patients. To encourage comprehension of principles as well as procedures, readers are first introduced to the global leprosy situation, including its historical evolution, the natural history of the disease and its epidemiological features, and the main reasons why a control strategy based on dapsone monotherapy is no longer recommended. The book then shows how the practical demands of multidrug therapy are reflected in revised procedures for case-finding and screening, diagnosis and classification, treatment, and patient care
Description: spa published by: Madrid : Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo. 1990
Issued in Portuguese as: Publicação científica / Organização Pan-Americana da Saúde ; no. 436. 1983
121 p.
Portuguese-1ed-
Russian-1ed-
Subject: Leprosy
Context: prevention and control
metadata.dc.subject.other: Communicable Diseases and their Control
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/37935
Other Identifiers: 9241542233
Other Language Versions: Portuguese
Portuguese
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