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      Neuropathic pain in leprosy.

      Leprosy review

      Analgesics, therapeutic use, Antidepressive Agents, Chronic Disease, Female, Humans, Leprosy, complications, diagnosis, Male, Neuralgia, drug therapy, etiology, physiopathology, Pain Measurement, Peripheral Nervous System Diseases, Prognosis, Treatment Outcome, Risk Assessment, Sensory Thresholds, Severity of Illness Index

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          Chronic neuropathic pain in treated leprosy has received scant attention. In this article the concept, clinical features and diagnosis of neuropathic pain are reviewed. The possible pathophysiological mechanisms, treatment challenges and research needs in this area are discussed.

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