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Type Journal Article - PLoS neglected tropical diseases
Title Recent food shortage Is associated with leprosy disease in Bangladesh: a case-control study
Volume 5
Issue 5
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2011
Page numbers e1029
URL http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0001029
Leprosy is remaining prevalent in the poorest areas of the world. Intensive control programmes with multidrug therapy (MDT) reduced the number of registered cases in these areas, but transmission of Mycobacterium leprae continues in most endemic countries. Socio-economic circumstances are considered to be a major determinant, but uncertainty exists regarding the association between leprosy and poverty. We assessed the association between different socio-economic factors and the risk of acquiring clinical signs of leprosy.

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