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Leprosy, Paucibacillary MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Leprosy, Paucibacillary
Tree Number(s)
C01.150.252.410.040.552.475.371.850
Unique ID
D056005
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D056005
Annotation
coordinate with NEGLECTED DISEASES if pertinent
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Borderline Tuberculoid
Indeterminate Tuberculoid
Paucibacillary Leprosy
Previous Indexing
Leprosy (1979-2009)
Public MeSH Note
2010
History Note
2010
Date Established
2010/01/01
Date of Entry
2009/07/06
Revision Date
2019/06/17
Leprosy, Paucibacillary Preferred
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