Abstract:BACKGROUNDLeprosy is an infectious disease that may lead to irreversible nerve damage,
compromising patient's quality of life and leading to loss of working years.OBJECTIVESTo evaluate the epidemiological profile of patients followed at a University
Hospital.MATERIALS AND METHODSThis is a retrospective observational study, based on a review of medical records.
We studied the clinical and epidemiological features of patients with leprosy
monitored at the Hospital de Clínicas of the Federal University of
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