Imunologia da hanseníase

Translated title of the contribution: Immunology of leprosy

Vanessa Amaral Mendonça, Rosane Dias Costa, Gustavo Eustáquio Brito Alvim De Melo, Carlos Maurício Antunes, Antonio Lúcio Teixeira

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Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease characterized by contrasting clinical forms that are dependent on the interactions between the bacillus and the host immune response. Thus, the study of the immunological process is extremely relevant for the comprehension of the mechanisms involved in leprosy presentation and development. In this paper, the immunopathogenesis of leprosy is reviewed.

Translated title of the contributionImmunology of leprosy
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)343-350
Number of pages8
JournalAnais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Chemokines
  • Leprosy
  • Leprosy/classification
  • Leprosy/complication
  • Leprosy/genetics
  • Leprosy/immunology
  • Mycobacterium leprae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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