International Journal of Dermatology Sciences

Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A (2021)

Leprosy and the scenery of COVID-19


Vitorino Modesto dos Santos, Taciana Arruda Modesto Sugai

The potentially negative consequences of COVID-19 in the routine assistance of leprosy patients should merit special attention of the health and political authorities in underdeveloped regions with a higher prevalence of the ancient mycobacterial infection. Effective strategies are needed to protect patients and maintain the control of leprosy, while the preventive health public measures against COVID-19 are strictly followed. Pathophysiological mechanisms can be shared by leprosy and SARS-Cov 2 infection. Actually, either old or new infectious diseases should deserve enough attention by health workers, mainly whether the same population group is more prone to be affected.

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How to cite this article:
Vitorino Modesto dos Santos, Taciana Arruda Modesto Sugai. Leprosy and the scenery of COVID-19. Int. J.Dermatol. Sci. 2021;3(1):06-07. DOI: 10.33545/26649772.2021.v3.i1a.18
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