“I Wasted 3 Years, Thinking It’s Not a Problem”: Patient and Health System Delays in Diagnosis of Leprosy in India: A Mixed-Methods Study

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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)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005192

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@inproceedings{Muthuvel2017IW3, title={“I Wasted 3 Years, Thinking It’s Not a Problem”: Patient and Health System Delays in Diagnosis of Leprosy in India: A Mixed-Methods Study}, author={Thirumugam Muthuvel and Srinivas Govindarajulu and Petros Isaakidis and Hemant Deepak Shewade and Vasudev Rokade and Rajbir J. Singh and Sanjeev W. Kamble}, booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases}, year={2017} }