volume 78, issue 3, P255-261 2009
DOI: 10.5025/hansen.78.255
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Abstract: Occurrence of new patients of leprosy, caused by Mycobacterium leprae infection, is now almost absent in Japan but is still uncontrolled in developing countries. As one factor affecting the disease development, genetic predisposition of a host has been considered to be associated. Actually, various gene mutations have been reported to be associated at two stages of the disease progression, not only establishment of the disease but also determination of the phenotype, such as lepromatous (L)-type, tuberculoid (…

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