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Tele-leprology: A literature review of applications of telemedicine and tele-education to leprosy

Global efforts to eliminate leprosy have brought about a steep decline in prevalence; however, new cases are continually detected. Without early diagnosis and appropriate management, these individuals are at risk of disability, disfigurement, and social stigma. Telemedicine and tele-education are increasingly utilised strategies to maintain access to expert healthcare for leprosy patients scattered in low-accessibility areas. However, an overview of tele-leprology, the application of these strategies specifically to leprosy, is currently unavailable. This review provides such an overview and discusses future directions for research and implementation.

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Caroline A. Nelson, Carrie L. Kovarik, Christiaan B. Morssink;
Tele-leprology: A literature review of applications of telemedicine and tele-education to leprosy; Leprosy Review; 2014; 85; 4; 250-261; DOI: 10.47276/lr.85.4.250
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