Leprosy Mailing List – July 31, 2015
Ref.: (LML) Smoking and leprosy
From: Cairns Smith, Aberdeen, UK
Someone asked my last week if there were any known associations between smoking and leprosy. The theory was that because smoking and specifically nicotine has an immunosuppressive effect with one consequence being poor wound healing and a neurodegenerative effect damaging neuronal development both in adults and children that it may have an effect in leprosy.
I have no idea if there is any evidence of an association and I wondered if any of the LML readers has any information on the topic?
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