Srinivas Govindarajulu

  • Citations Per Year
Learn More
Leprosy causes skin lesion and nerve damage which can ultimately progress to secondary impairments of the eyes, hands and feet. The most important aspect of nerve damage is the sensory dysfunction which can lead to insensitivity and a predisposition to the development of ulcers. Plantar ulceration is the single most common cause of morbidity among(More)
Background Leprosy remains an important cause of preventable disabilities. After the advent of multidrug therapy, new leprosy cases have come down dramatically. Despite this achievement, India, which contributes 60% of the global leprosy burden, faces some challenges to eliminate the disease, including active transmission in the community and delayed(More)
BACKGROUND Worldwide, leprosy is one of the major causes of preventable disability. India contributes to 60% of global leprosy burden. With increasing numbers of leprosy with grade 2 disability (visible disability) at diagnosis, we aimed to determine risk factors associated with grade 2 disability among new cases and explore patients and providers'(More)
  • 1