Re: Leprosy

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From:"R.Wadley" <>
Date:Thu, 19 Aug 1999 15:25:11 +1000
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	Dear Janet,

	When I did my degree we used a specimen from a cat.  Aparently it is not
an unknown disease among felines, maybe a vet lab can help you out.
Certainly easier than trying to explain collecting flattened armadillos.
Actually, if dogs eat armadillos then maybe they get it leprosy too?


	Rob W.

At 16:17 08/18/1999 -0700, you wrote:
>This is a plea to all Histo techs but especially those in Texas.  I need to
>get some Leprosy ( Wade Fite  positive) control material. I would prefer
>human tissue, however I  have it on very good authority that the nine banded
>armadillos (Road kill) are infected with  this mycobacterium. Does anyone
>have any tissue blocks that they are willing to share, or exchange? I have a
>reasonable sized control bank so may have just what you are looking for.
>Here in the Canadian west we are seeing more and more of an immigrant
>population from third world countries, and an increase in requests for
>Leprosy stains on the skin biopsies. However no cases are positive so
>although it is good for the patient I can not raid my surgical files for
>control material.
>Thanks for any assistance.
>Janet Tunnicliffe ART				Fax     (604) 585-5562
>Charge Technologist Histopathology		Phone (604) 588-3384
>Surrey Memorial Hospital			email
>13750  96th. Ave.,
>Surrey, B.C. Canada
R. Wadley, B.App.Sc. M.L.S, Grad.Dip.Sc.MM
Laboratory Manager
Cellular Analysis Facility
School of Microbiology & Immunology
UNSW, New South Wales, Australia, 2052
Ph (BH) 	+61 (2) 9385 3517
Ph (AH)	+61 (2) 9555 1239
Fax 	+61 (2) 9385 1591

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