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Research Article

Leprosy among Patient Contacts: A Multilevel Study of Risk Factors

  • Anna M. Sales mail,

    amsales@ioc.fiocruz.br

    Affiliation: Leprosy Laboratory, Oswaldo Cruz Institute (FIOCRUZ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Antonio Ponce de Leon,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Social Medicine, University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Nádia C. Düppre,

    Affiliation: Leprosy Laboratory, Oswaldo Cruz Institute (FIOCRUZ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Mariana A. Hacker,

    Affiliation: Leprosy Laboratory, Oswaldo Cruz Institute (FIOCRUZ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • José Augusto C. Nery,

    Affiliation: Leprosy Laboratory, Oswaldo Cruz Institute (FIOCRUZ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Euzenir N. Sarno,

    Affiliation: Leprosy Laboratory, Oswaldo Cruz Institute (FIOCRUZ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Maria L. F. Penna

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Social Medicine, University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • Published: March 15, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001013

About the Authors

Anna M. Sales, Nádia C. Düppre, Mariana A. Hacker, José Augusto C. Nery, Euzenir N. Sarno
Leprosy Laboratory, Oswaldo Cruz Institute (FIOCRUZ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Antonio Ponce de Leon, Maria L. F. Penna
Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Social Medicine, University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Corresponding Author

Email: amsales@ioc.fiocruz.br

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AMS APdL MAH ENS MLFP. Performed the experiments: AMS NCD JACN. Analyzed the data: AMS APdL NCD MAH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AMS JACN ENS MLFP. Wrote the manuscript: AMS APdL NCD ENS MLFP.