A Guide to leprosy control, 2nd ed
Other TitlesGuide de la lutte antilèpreuse
Una guía para el control de la lepra
AbstractThe 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
World Health Organization. (1988). A Guide to leprosy control, 2nd ed. Geneva : World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/37935
Descriptionspa published by: Madrid : Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo. 1990
Issued in Portuguese as: Publicação científica / Organização Pan-Americana da Saúde ; no. 436. 1983
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