leprosy bacillus


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Synonyms for leprosy bacillus

cause of leprosy

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Chemical synthesis and serology of disaccharides and trisaccharides of phenolic glycolipid antigens from the leprosy bacillus and preparation of a disaccharide protein conjugate for serodiagnosis of leprosy.
With the leprosy bacillus the steps requiring growth of the agent have been impossible to meet because the bacterium cannot be grown in culture.
The reception of Hansen's work on the leprosy bacillus in the 1870s, of the investigations of Leonard Rogers and others into the utility of chaulmoogra oil in the early years of the twentieth century, and of the developments in sulphone treatment of leprosy in the 1940s and 1950s was shaped by political and economic investments in institutions for leprosy control, and by entrenched fears and impulses which conditioned segregatory responses to leprosy in areas of medium to high prevalence across Asia, Africa and the Americas.
IMMLEP and THELEP, founded in 1976 as components of the UNDP/World Bank/Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), had profound influence on the present encouraging state of leprosy control and were largely responsible for our present-day sophisticated knowledge of the leprosy bacillus and the immunopathogenesis of the disease.
We pose the question of whether the leprosy bacillus survives intracellularly in A.