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Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2018, 3(3), 101; https://doi.org/10.3390/tropicalmed3030101

The Skin—A Common Pathway for Integrating Diagnosis and Management of NTDs

Dermatology Department, Brighton General Hospital, East Sussex BN2 3EW, UK
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Received: 9 August 2018 / Revised: 4 September 2018 / Accepted: 5 September 2018 / Published: 10 September 2018
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Abstract

Many of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) have major skin manifestations. These skin-related NTDs or ‘skin NTDs’ cause significant morbidity and economic hardship in some of the poorest communities worldwide. We draw attention to the collective burden of skin disease and suggest that the skin be used as a platform for the integration of control activities for NTDs. The opportunities for integration are numerous, ranging from diagnosis and disease mapping to mass drug administration and morbidity management. The dermatology community has an important role to play, and will be expected to support research and control activities globally. View Full-Text
Keywords: integration; neglected tropical diseases; disease mapping; mass drug administration; morbidity management integration; neglected tropical diseases; disease mapping; mass drug administration; morbidity management
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Chandler, D.J.; Fuller, L.C. The Skin—A Common Pathway for Integrating Diagnosis and Management of NTDs. Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2018, 3, 101.

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