multibacillary


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multibacillary

 [mul″tĭ-bas´ĭla-re]
having numerous bacilli; see leprosy.

mul·ti·bac·il·lar·y

(mŭl'tē-bas'i-lār'ē),
Made up of, or denoting the presence of, many bacilli.

multibacillary

[mul′tĭbas′ĭlare]
having numerous bacilli. See also leprosy.
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The Ridley-Jopling system assesses lesion quantity, neurologic involvement, and bacterial load, and the current World Health Organization system simplifies this system to facilitate clinical classification, defining paucibacillary leprosy as [less than or equal to]5 skin lesions and multibacillary leprosy as [greater than or equal to] 6 lesions (6).
Typical regimens include dapsone and rifampin, and clofazimine is available in the United States by investigational new drug application for multibacillary disease.
Classification of leprosy into paucibacillary and multibacillary disease is not only academic but directs appropriate therapy.
In all groups, the majority of patients were young men with multibacillary disease.
All but 2 patients were <40 years of age, 42 (76%) had multibacillary disease, 10 (18%) were female, and 6 (10%) were children.
All but 1 patient were <40 years of age, 25 (76%) had multibacillary disease, 11 (33%) were female, and 3 (10%) were children.
All patients were <40 years of age, 15 (88%) had multibacillary disease, 5 (30%) were female, and none were children.
This is in agreement with the course of disease in patient 1 (a typical BT lesion before initiating HAART) and patient 2 (a typical multibacillary leprosy in a full-blown AIDS background).

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