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When to Seek Medical Care for Leprosy
Individuals should seek medical care for any of the following signs and symptoms, especially if they have traveled or lived in the tropics or an area where leprosy is endemic.
It is important to note that the following findings may not be apparent for months to years after exposure to M. leprae.
Occasionally during or after the treatment of leprosy with MDT, an acute inflammatory state may be induced which requires the immediate attention of a health-care professional. Prompt management is necessary to avoid potential permanent neurologic damage from the following conditions:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/17/2015
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