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03.08.2012

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Initiative is part of the programming of the 3rd Seminar on Preventive Surgery in Leprosy and Repairers
Initiative is part of the programming of the 3rd Seminar on Preventive Surgery in Leprosy and Repairers

The event will promote a campaign for preventive surgery and rehabilitation of leprosy patients as practical training. The task force will be held by residents of Orthopaedics and Plastic Surgery of health services and Services University under the guidance of medical experts. Thirty-two patients in seven counties in the state were selected to receive assistance. Measures will be held Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (8, 9 and 10/08) at Hospital Clementino Fraga Filho.

Many patients are left with motor sequelae due to the disease and need to undergo surgery to ensure a better quality of life and return to normal activities. We are carrying out this task force, but the agenda usually follows surgery in the hospital, says the manager of Sanitary Dermatology of SES, K├ędman Trinity Mello.

Leprosy made 33,955 new victims in the country in 2011, 1719 only in the state of Rio This number represents a drop in the number of cases compared to 2010, when 1,762 cases were reported throughout the state.

Source: Isaude.net