[Evaluation of 25 years of antileprosy chemotherapy in French Polynesia. Influence of age on the onset of the disease].

Abstract : In French Polynesia the cases of leprosy are individually severe, like in Asia, but the endemy always stood under a relatively low level. A strong campaign of chemiotherapy has been conducted for 25 years. Unfortunatly the actions of systematic detection of new cases are not sufficient and the sanitary education is almost non existent. The territory is actualy reached by deep demographic and social upsettings and chemiotherapy used alone is not enough efficient to obtain a definitive decrease of the endemy or even to avoid, for a long time, a new increase. However a significant decrease of the age of advent of the decrease must be credited to the action of chemiotherapy.
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M. Merlin, Bernard Carme, H. Kaeuffer. [Evaluation of 25 years of antileprosy chemotherapy in French Polynesia. Influence of age on the onset of the disease].. Bull Soc Pathol Exot Filiales, 1976, 69 (5), pp.412-22. ⟨hal-00715415⟩

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