Cadernos de Saúde Pública
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BORGES, Ester; GALLO, Maria Eugenia Noviski; ALVIM, Maria Fernanda Sardella and BITTENCOURT, Emília. Determinação do grau de incapacidade em hansenianos não tratados. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 1987, vol.3, n.3, pp. 266-271. ISSN 1678-4464. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X1987000300005.
The authors reported the physical disability rate in 189 patients with leprosy before treatment. The lepromatous and dimorphous groups showed higher degree of disability than the others clinical forms. This finding was also predominant in the young adult s in all clinical forms.