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Leprosy, Second Edition
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  • EBOOK
  • Authored by: Christine Adamec and Alfica Sehgal, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Deadly Diseases and Epidemics
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  • ISBN-10: 9781646938605
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-64693-860-5
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 08/01/2021
  • Dewey Number: 616
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

Summary

Leprosy, a bacterial disease that usually afflicts the skin, nerves, respiratory tract, and eyes, has plagued humanity since history was first recorded. In Leprosy, Second Edition students will learn how this ancient and dreaded disease has been kept in check by scientists and medical professionals.

Chapters include:

  • History of Leprosy
  • Host-Pathogen Interactions in Leprosy
  • Treating Leprosy
  • Researching Mycobacterium leprae.

 

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About the Author(s)

Christine Adamec has authored and coauthored many books for Facts On File, including The Encyclopedia of Cancer and Cancer Medicine (2019), The Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases (2020), and numerous other titles on pivotal medical and psychological issues.

Alfica Sehgal, Ph.D., completed her postdoctoral research at Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore, Maryland, and received her Ph.D. in molecular parasitology from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai, India. She received her first postdoctoral research training at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. During her Ph.D. and post-doctoral training, she performed extensive molecular level research on parasites. Sehgal is interested in studying the basic biological mechanisms in different organisms and applying that knowledge to improve pharmacological and diagnostic methods.

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