Mycobacterium leprae


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My·co·bac·te·ri·um lep·'rae

a bacterial species that causes Hansen disease (leprosy); an obligatory intracellular mycobacterium that has not been propagated in the laboratory but will survive in the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus).

Mycobacterium leprae

The aerobic intracellular, pleomorphic, acid-fast mycobacterium that causes leprosy.
 
Diagnosis
Clinical findings; culture in mouse foot pads or in armadillos.

Management
Multidrug regimen with dapsone, rifampicin and clofazimine.

Mycobacterium leprae

Infectious disease The mycobacterium that causes leprosy. See Leprosy.

My·co·bac·te·ri·um lep·rae

(mī'kō-bak-tēr'ē-ŭm lep'rē)
A bacterial species that causes leprosy.
Synonym(s): Hansen bacillus.
References in periodicals archive ?
Basten, "The serological response to the phenolic glycolipid of Mycobacterium leprae in Australian and Nepali leprosy patients," Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine, vol.
Rapid and sensitive detection of Mycobacterium leprae using a nestedprimer gene amplification assay.
C57BL/6 WT mice were injected intramuscularly on three occasions, at 15-day intervals, with 100 [micro]g pcDNA3 encoding Mycobacterium leprae 65-kDa heat- shock protein (DNA-Hsp65 group) or with 100 [micro]g empty pcDNA3 as a control (Vector group).
Frecuencia de infeccion por Mycobacterium leprae en convivientes de pacientes con lepra, Antioquia 2001- 2002.
Variable numbers of TTC repeats in Mycobacterium leprae DNA from leprosy patients and use in strain differentiation.
The decaying genome of Mycobacterium leprae Lepr Rev 2001; 72 (4): 387-398.
Algunos componentes especificos del Mycobacterium leprae entre ellos componentes proteicos podrian jugar un papel en el desarrollo de una respuesta protectora mediada por linfocitos T y servir como marcadores diagnostico a etapas tempranas de la enfermedad.
Antibodies to phenolic-glycolipid I and Mycobacterium leprae in leprosy patients: evolutions during therapy.
The patients have recovered completely from Mycobacterium leprae (leprosy), and their illness is no longer contagious.
Detectar la presencia de cepas de Mycobacterium leprae resistentes a la rifampicina y la dapsona en tres pacientes con recurrencia de lepra y sospecha clinica de resistencia antimicrobiana, mediante la aplicacion de tecnicas moleculares.
A sampling of topics: genome and proteome analysis of Chlamydia, Helicobacer pylori vaccine development based on combined subproteome analysis, web-accessible proteome databases for microbial research, continued proteomic analysis of Mycobacterium leprae subcellular fractions, the cell wall subproteome of Listeria monocytogenes, and induction of Mycobacterium avium proteins upon infection of human macrophages.

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