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Recognition of M. leprae antigens (Developments in by Tom Ottenhoff,René de Vries

By Tom Ottenhoff,René de Vries

those that have had the privilege to go to the Sistine Chapel could take into account the fres­ co portray of Jesus curing the leper (Marcus 1, 40-45). it appears leprosy used to be not just identified 2000 years in the past yet was once additionally well-known as a big challenge. regrettably, little has replaced for the reason that then. even though leprosy is especially referred to as an "import" sickness in Europe and North the United States, within the better a part of the area it continues to be the matter it has regularly been, one among a stigmatizing affliction corresponding to the fashionable day pestilence, particularly AIDS. Who might omit Durer's etch of a leper strolling with a clapper to an­ nounce his presence, or the heartbreaking tales of sufferers, particularly people with lepromatous leprosy, ousted by means of their very own households to develop into social outcasts compelled to beg for his or her nutrients. this perspective is slowly altering and with this modification the identify of Mahatma Ghandi will consistently be attached and remembered.

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