volume 51, issue 6, P789-794 2018
DOI: 10.1590/0037-8682-0038-2018
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Abstract: Introduction: The Integrated Program of Leprosy Control was initiated in the municipality of Buriticupu, Maranhão, Brazil, an area considered hyperendemic for leprosy in 2003. It aims at assessing the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of the disease to reduce the detection rate of new cases until 2015. Here, we present the evolution of the indicators of leprosy within the period from 2003 to 2015. Methods: We conducted a descriptive analytical study based on the active search for and voluntary refer…

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