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Bedside urinalysis in untreated leprosy patients.
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PMID:  3794409     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The study included 53 patients of untreated leprosy attending University Hospital, Banaras Hindu University during study period of 1 1/2 years. The various types of leprosy included 9,14,16 and 14 cases of tuberculoid, borderline, lepromatous and leprosy with type II reaction respectively. Majority of the patients were below the age of 49 years with male preponderance. 66.04% of patients came from the rural area. Painful micturation (dysuria) (13.20%) was the commonest urinary complaint recorded on enquiry. Specific gravity of urine did not show any change. Abnormal proteinuria was noted in 16.98%, 11.32%, 7.54% and 3.77% of patients of leprosy with reaction, lepromatous, borderline and tuberculoid group respectively. Significant haematuria, pyuria and epithelial cells were noted in all the groups. Haematuria was recorded in focal segmental Glomerulonephritis (GN), mesangioproliferative and diffuse endocapillary Glomerulonephritis (GN) incidence of which was 7.89%, 7.89% and 5.26% respectively in the biopsy tissue. Significant pyuria was noticed in all the groups except minimal change GN.
R G Singh; Usha; N S Kumar; G Singh; P Kaur; K G Singh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of leprosy     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0254-9395     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Lepr     Publication Date:    1986 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-02-19     Completed Date:  1987-02-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8409173     Medline TA:  Indian J Lepr     Country:  INDIA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  407-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Kidney Diseases / complications,  urine*
Leprosy / urine*
Middle Aged
Proteinuria / diagnosis
Urine / analysis*

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