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Observations on reactions of leprosy in the field.
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PMID:  17578264     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In order to assess the incidence of reaction in leprosy, it would be necessary to examine the data from a field control unit. In this study, it was found, at a fully monitored control unit, that Type I reaction occurred in 3.9% of borderline cases and Type II in 23.7% of LL and BL cases. Even so, the load of reaction is not high since reaction of Type I and Type II together are seen only in 3.7% of all types of cases. A majority of them are of mild or moderate degree and could be treated as out-patients. Of the borderline cases, the BB type showed maximum rate of reaction. The BL type can present with both Type I and Type II reactions with a total incidence of 12.8%. While the BT type constituted 74% of total cases, reaction of Type I occurred in 3.1% of cases. Reaction also occurred in 0.8% of RFT cases.
K V Desikan; K S Sudhakar; I Tulasidas; P V Ranganadha Rao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of leprosy     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0254-9395     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Lepr     Publication Date:    2007 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-20     Completed Date:  2007-07-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8409173     Medline TA:  Indian J Lepr     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Gandhi Memorial Leprosy Foundation, Ramnagar, Wardha 442 001.
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MeSH Terms
India / epidemiology
Leprostatic Agents / therapeutic use
Leprosy / classification,  complications*,  epidemiology*,  microbiology
Mycobacterium leprae
Severity of Illness Index
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Leprostatic Agents

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