A Practical Guide

  • Enrico Nunzi
  • Cesare Massone

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. General Section

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stewart T. Cole, Pushpendra Singh
      Pages 3-13
    3. Andrea Clapasson, Silvia Canata
      Pages 15-18
    4. Vinicius Medeiros Fava, Marcelo Távora Mira
      Pages 19-26
    5. Rodrigo Ribeiro-Rodrigues
      Pages 27-38
    6. Cesare Massone, Enrico Nunzi
      Pages 39-42
    7. Cesare Massone, Alexandra M. G. Brunasso
      Pages 43-47
  3. Patient's Examination

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Enrico Nunzi, Cesare Massone, Salvatore Noto
      Pages 51-53
    3. Andrea Clapasson, Silvia Canata
      Pages 55-62
  4. Skin

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Enrico Nunzi, Cesare Massone, Salvatore Noto
      Pages 65-73
    3. Enrico Nunzi, Cesare Massone, Salvatore Noto
      Pages 75-110
    4. Mario Magaña
      Pages 111-114
    5. Cesare Massone
      Pages 115-136
    6. Enrico Nunzi, Salvatore Noto
      Pages 137-150
  5. Nerves

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Bernard Naafs, José Antônio Garbino
      Pages 153-161
    3. Lizia Reni, Salvatore Noto, Pieter A. M. Schreuder
      Pages 163-179

About this book


In this book, the reader is guided through a modern diagnostic work-up and classification of leprosy, with discussion of the results of physical examination (interpretation of the primary skin lesion and clinical features of peripheral neuropathies), laboratory data, and histopathologic and imaging investigations. This combined approach allows planning of an integrated therapeutic strategy with the aim of killing the Mycobacterium leprae and preventing the acute phases of the disease. 

The book is designed for practical use and has been divided into eight easily accessible sections covering all relevant topics related to leprosy. These sections are written by renowned leprosy experts from different specialties, including dermatologists, neurologists, radiologists, neurosurgeons, and microbiologists. There is specific focus on the two organs most often involved by leprosy – the skin and nerves. Up-to-date leprosy statistics have been also reported at the end of the book.


Hansen's disease Leprosy Mycobacterium leprae Peripheral nerve damage Sensory and motor disturbances

Editors and affiliations

  • Enrico Nunzi
    • 1
  • Cesare Massone
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipto. Scienze della Salute (DISSAL), Centro per la Ricerca sul Morbo diUniversità di GenovaGenovaItaly
  2. 2.Universitätsklinik für Dermatologie und, VenerologieMedizinische Universität GrazGrazAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-2376-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-2375-8
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-2376-5
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