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Trends in leprosy in the Kingdom of Bhutan, 1982-1992.
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PMID:  7731344     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An evaluation programme was undertaken 11 years after the introduction of multidrug therapy (MDT) into Bhutan, by examining the case notes of 3239 leprosy patients who had been under treatment at any time during the period. The registered prevalence was found to have fallen markedly, as expected, and this had been accompanied by a clear fall in the case detection rate as well. The lepromatous rate among new patients rose considerably, giving epidemiological hope that the disease may be coming under control. However, no concomitant fall in the proportion of child cases was seen. The disability rate at detection rose slightly, although numbers were small. New cases were increasingly likely to have more highly positive skin smears, and to be self-reported. Programme planners should give thought to the implications of these findings.
P Jakeman; N R Jakeman; J Singay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Leprosy review     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0305-7518     ISO Abbreviation:  Lepr Rev     Publication Date:  1995 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-06-01     Completed Date:  1995-06-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243711     Medline TA:  Lepr Rev     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  69-75     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Leprosy Control Programme of Bhutan, Thimphu.
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MeSH Terms
Bhutan / epidemiology
Leprosy / drug therapy,  epidemiology*
Program Evaluation

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