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IP Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology

Clinical pattern of deformities and disabilities in leprosy patients in rural Bangalore – A two year study at tertiary level hospital

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Author Details: Raghavendra B.N., Aneesh S., Swetha Yarramachu, Anoop Gopal D.S., Muneer Mohamed

Volume : 3

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2581-4729

Print ISSN : 2581-4710

Article First Page : 101

Article End Page : 109


Introduction: Aim of the study was to know the various patterns of deformities and disabilities in leprosy and their relation to various demographic elements and the occurrence of grade 2 deformities in newly diagnosed cases.
Materials and Method: A total of 50 cases of leprosy belonging to all age groups and both sexes were selected and included in the study after taking their consent. Initially a detailed history and examination was done with reference to clinical features of leprosy. Deformities were noted. In all cases necessary investigations were done.
Result: Majority of patients belong to age group of 21 to 30 years with male preponderance and low socioeconomic status. Borderline tuberculoid being the most common presentation. Grade 2 deformity was more when compared to grade 1 disability.
Conclusion: In conclusion it can be said leprosy still continues to be a disease which is commonly seen in low socio-economic group of people, probably because of the poor knowledge of the disease among illiterates, leprosy continues to be a domestic, national and global burden.

: Leprosy, Deformities, Disability, Hansen’s disease, Low socio-economic status, Illiterates