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Interruption and Defaulting of Multidrug Therapy against Leprosy: Population-Based Study in Brazil's Savannah Region

  • Jorg Heukelbach mail,

    heukelbach@web.de

    Affiliations: Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil, Anton Breinl Centre for Public Health and Tropical Medicine, School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

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  • Olga André Chichava,

    Affiliation: Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil

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  • Alexcian Rodrigues de Oliveira,

    Affiliation: Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil

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  • Kathrin Häfner,

    Affiliation: School of Medicine, University of Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

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  • Friederike Walther,

    Affiliation: School of Medicine, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

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  • Carlos Henrique Morais de Alencar,

    Affiliation: Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil

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  • Alberto Novaes Ramos Jr.,

    Affiliation: Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil

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  • Adriana Cavalcante Ferreira,

    Affiliation: State Leprosy Control Program, State Health Secretariat of Tocantins, Palmas, Brazil

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  • Liana Ariza

    Affiliation: Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil

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  • Published: May 03, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001031

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