Posts Tagged ‘tuberculose’

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 […]

Tuberculosis and the Skin (For professionals)

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Tuberculosis is an infection caused by a Mycobacterium called Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. It is a condition favoured by high population density, promiscuity (poverty, intravenous drug abusers, HIV) and the use of immunosuppressants (biologics, ciclosporine…). It is frequent in Sub-Saharan Africa, but new cases are a cause of concern, notably in China, Russia, South-East Asia and some […]

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