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paucibacillary 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 paucibacillary leprosy have fewer than six skin lesions with no causative agent Mycobacterium leprae on any slit-skin smear testing. Paucibacillary leprosy encompasses indeterminate, borderline tuberculoid, and tuberculoid leprosy.
Concept Schemes:
NALT Full
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt-core
Broader Concept:
Entry Terms:
  • indeterminate tuberculoid
  • borderline tuberculoid
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/133050
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