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Surgical Therapy for Leprosy
There are various surgical procedures available for certain patients with leprosy. These surgical procedures are aimed at restoring function of affected body parts (for example, correcting clawed hand deformities) and to cosmetically improving areas damaged by the disease. Amputation of affected body parts is sometimes necessary. Surgery may also be necessary to drain a nerve abscess (pus collection) or to relieve the compression of nerves.
Patients should maintain close contact with their health-care professional during treatment with MDT, and periodic follow-up visits are recommended.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/17/2015
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