Lesional levels of superoxide dismutase and malondialdehyde in paucibacillary and multibacillary leprosy patients
Leprosy or Hansen’s disease (HD) is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae. The ratio of malondialdehyde (MDA)/superoxide dismutase (SOD) may be considered as an index of oxidative stress (OS). Objective To assess the OS by estimating the levels of antioxidant enzyme (SOD), lipid peroxidation products (MDA) and the ratio of MDA/SOD in the skin of paucibacillary (PB) and ... إقراء المزيد