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Session Information

FOC U029 - Leprosy

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket

Subject:

Date: Sunday, August 04

CME Credits: 1.50

Location: Beekman

Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Director: Maria Teresa Ochoa, MD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Recognize the different clinical presentations of Hansen’s disease
  • Treat and diagnose Hansen’s disease and Type I and II reactions
  • Identify early nerve damage and prevention of disability in leprosy

Description:
This session will focus on the early recognition and treatment of Hansen’s disease. Attendees will learn about new findings in the pathogenesis of the disease, current treatment protocols and management of leprosy reactions. Because 30% of newly diagnosed patients with Hansen’s disease have nerve damage and can develop disabilities, an emphasis in the early recognition of nerve involvement and the prevention of disabilities will be discussed.