Global importance of leprous neuropathy

Global importance of leprous neuropathy

The global registered prevalence of leprosy at the beginning of 2012 was 181,941 cases. In 2011, the number of new cases detected worldwide was 219,075.

In contrast, the prevalence of leprosy in the United States is low (<10,000). In 2011, the number of new cases in the United States was 173.

Most cases in the United States are in immigrants, but endemic areas include Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and Hawaii. 

Sources

  • Vittadini G, Buonocore M, Colli G, et al: Alcoholic polyneuropathy: A clinical and epidemiological study. Alcohol Alcohol 36(5):393-400, 2001. 
  • Mellion M, Gilchrist JM, de la Monte S: Alcohol-related peripheral neuropathy: Nutritional, toxic, or both? Muscle Nerve 43(3):309-316, 2011.
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