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multibacillary leprosy

Definition:
A form of leprosy classified by the World Health Organization for the purpose of treatment, based on clinical manifestations and skin smear results. Patients with multibacillary leprosy have six or more lesions with or without positive skin smear results for the causative agent Mycobacterium leprae. Multibacillary leprosy encompasses borderline lepromatous, midborderline, and lepromatous leprosy.
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Entry Terms:
  • midborderline lepromatous
  • borderline lepromatous
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/133049
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