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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000057
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Leprosy In Colombian Children And Adolescents

Romero-Montoya, Irma Marcela*; Beltrán-Alzate, Juan Camilo*; Ortiz-Marín, Diana Cristina MD; Diaz-Diaz, Alejandro MD; Cardona-Castro, Nora MD, MSc*

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Abstract

While leprosy is not considered a public health problem in Colombia, affected children are an important warning sign, demonstrating the challenge of controlling the disease. Herein, we report 12 cases of leprosy in patients 5–17 years of age, summarizing our clinical, micro biological and treatment findings.

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