volume 86, issue 2, P107-113 2017
DOI: 10.5025/hansen.86.107
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Abstract: Leprosy (Hansen's disease) is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae. However, leprosy is not an epidemic disease but an immunological disease, in which the disease phenotype is determined by the patient's immunological status and reactions. In this review, tuberculoid and lepromatous leprosy has been located on the field of immune dysregulation, which is divided into four regions using the two axes of "immunological vector". By locating primary immunodeficiency with sarcoid-like granulomatous le…

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