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The prevalence and pattern of leprosy in a school survey.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  564883     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The prevalence of leprosy in a school survey conducted in Panaji, India was found to be 5.3 per 1,000 with males predominating. The majority of patients had a single lesion on exposed parts of the body showing the clinical characteristics of tuberculoid leprosy. However, clinical features of indeterminate leprosy were seen in two patients and borderline tuberculoid in a single case. On the other hand, histopathologically, the majority of the patients were classified as having borderline tuberculoid or indeterminate leprosy. A disparity between the clinical and histopathologic diagnosis was evident. This observation emphasizes the importance of studying both the clinical and histopathologic features in deciding the precise status of a patient in the leprosy spectrum.
Authors:
V N Sehgal; V L Rege; M F Mascarenhas; M Reys
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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:  45     ISSN:  0148-916X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Lepr. Other Mycobact. Dis.     Publication Date:    1977 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-05-24     Completed Date:  1978-05-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8505819     Medline TA:  Int J Lepr Other Mycobact Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  360-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Age Factors
Child
Child, Preschool
Female
Humans
India
Leprosy / epidemiology*,  pathology
Male
Sex Factors

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