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Healing time in untreated paucibacillary leprosy: a cross-sectional study.
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PMID:  3261765     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The healing time of leprosy lesions in 117 paucibacillary (PB) cases who took no antileprosy treatment was estimated to be 2.03 +/- 0.10 (mean +/- S.E.) years in a leprosy hyperendemic area. This healing time does not appear to be influenced by epidemiological characteristics of the patients such as age, sex, intrafamilial leprosy contact status, number and site of leprosy lesions, etc. It was also observed that the rate of healing and downgrading among the total untreated cases was 22.4% and 0.57%, respectively, per year. About 39% of the total untreated PB leprosy cases healed within a period of 2 years. The scientific implication of this observation is discussed.
P Sirumban; A Kumar; P N Neelan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of leprosy and other mycobacterial diseases : official organ of the International Leprosy Association     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0148-916X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Lepr. Other Mycobact. Dis.     Publication Date:  1988 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-09-23     Completed Date:  1988-09-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8505819     Medline TA:  Int J Lepr Other Mycobact Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  223-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Epidemiology and Statistics, Central Leprosy Teaching and Research Institute, Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu, India.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Leprosy / pathology*
Time Factors

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