Baropodometric Evaluations and Sensitivity Alterations in Plantar Ulcer Formation in Leprosy

Leprosy is a chronically evolving granulomatous disease caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium leprae , which exhibits tropism for peripheral and motor nerves and slow-growing inflammation that affects the peripheral nervous system, especially the sensory fibers. The aim of this study was to observe the relationship between peak pressure and abnormal sensitivity for the formation of plantar ulcers in patients with multibacillary (MB) and paucibacillary (PB) leprosy. A total of 51 individuals with leprosy were evaluated and classified as either MB or PB and then submitted to the Semmes-Weinstein sensitivity test; 20 normal individuals were examined as a control group and took a baropodometric test.

Visit site:
Baropodometric Evaluations and Sensitivity Alterations in Plantar Ulcer Formation in Leprosy

Previous post:

Next post: