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Occurrence of Deformity in different grades of Leprosy patients in Uttar Pradesh, India
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Dr. Archana Singh
Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, National PG College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Leprosy is one of the oldest human bacterial disease recognized by a Norwegian scientist Armauer Hansen working in Bergen in 1873. Leprosy is still one of the infectious diseases and major health problem of developing countries. Leprosy is caused by Mycobacterium leprae. M. leprae is pleomorphic, straight or slightly curved, rod shaped gram positive bacteria. It is strong acid fast bacilli and occur in the human host intracellularly. The present case control study was carried out with aim to study the suspected cases of indeterminate leprosy in clinically diagnosed patients in out patients department (OPD) of Gandhi memorial and associated hospitals. Department of Medicine at King George’s Medical College, Lucknow. Study group consisting of 75 cases of indeterminate leprosy, 100 subjects of other groups of leprosy spectrum, i.e., tuberculoid leprosy to lepromatous leprosy (TT - LL), taken as disease control in this study. Since development of deformity is most significant clinical manifestation of the disease its study is necessary to show the severe impact of the disease. The present case control study was carried out with aim to study the manifestation of deformity in all suspected subjects from the skin out patients department (OPD) of Gandhi memorial and associated hospitals. Department of Medicine at King George’s Medical College, Lucknow.
Mycobacterium leprae, indeterminate leprosy, Clinical.
Archana Singh. Occurrence of Deformity in different grades of Leprosy patients in Uttar Pradesh, India. Res. J. Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics.2019; 11(3): 92-94.
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