Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Fewer leprosy cases in Zim

There isn't a lot of leprosy in Zimbabwe...
One of the sisters that I worked with had worked in a leper colony in the 1940's-1950's but when Dapsone etc. came around, the few cases were treated outpatient.

I only saw one case in three years there...he had a light spot that was numb...and I asked this sister to diagnose it...she said it was leprosy, and the skin biopsy confirmed it, so he was sent home on treatment.

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