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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, Year : 2017

Article Page : 101-109


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Abstract

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.

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

How to cite : B.n. R, Aneesh S., Yarramachu S, D.s. A G, Mohamed M, Clinical pattern of deformities and disabilities in leprosy patients in rural Bangalore – A two year study at tertiary level hospital. IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol 2017;3(3):101-109

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