Posts Tagged ‘prévention’

Leprosy: Prevention

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Prevention: primary: no vaccine available Vaccination against tuberculosis (TBC) also called BCG  (Bacille Calmette Guerin against tuberculosis) has some effect secondary=early diagnosis and treatment: chemoprophylaxis (treatment of subclinical leprosy) (destined to those in potential contact) and immunoprophylaxis: single dose of rifampicine 300mg-600mg according to weight tertiary: prevention of disability leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) and TBC BCG […]

Common moles present at birth…and acquired (melanocytic naevus) and prevention of melanoma

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Congenital Melanocytic Nevus (Naevus)(CMN) These are melanocytic naevi (nevi) (“moles”) which are present at birth. The melanocytic naevi vary greatly in size but can exceed 20cm of diameter. They are generally located on the trunk. They can develop into cancers (melanoma). Therefore, they should be excised if it is possible, although for esthetic reasons, it […]

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