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Irregularity of Dapsone intake in infectious leprosy patients attending an urban treatment centre--its magnitude and causes.
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PMID:  651317     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Dapsone/creatinine ratio in random samples of urine was determined in 910 infectious leprosy patients attending the outpatient department of the Acworth Leprosy Hospital, Bombay during the period 20-9-76 to 20-11-1976. It was found that 48.7% of them were not taking regular treatment. The patients who were detected to be irregular in treatment were interviewed when they next attended the clinic to find the reason behind their irregularity. It was noticed that the majority of them (63%) attended the clinic for DDS treatment but could not come regularly for valid reasons, e.g. no time to attend, no money to travel to the clinic and absence from Bombay to go to native village.
S S Naik
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Leprosy in India     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0024-1024     ISO Abbreviation:  Lepr India     Publication Date:  1978 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-07-15     Completed Date:  1978-07-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376624     Medline TA:  Lepr India     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Dapsone / administration & dosage*
Leprosy / drug therapy*
Patient Compliance*
Self Administration
Socioeconomic Factors
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