A study on trend of relapse in leprosy and factors influencing relapse.

@article{Ali2005ASO,
  title={A study on trend of relapse in leprosy and factors influencing relapse.},
  author={M K Showkath Ali and Devidas Thorat and Mahalakshmi Subramanian and Govindraj Parthasarathy and Ulagiappa Selvaraj and Vikram Prabhakar},
  journal={Indian journal of leprosy},
  year={2005},
  volume={77 2},
  pages={105-15}
}
A retrospective analysis of data pertaining to the rural field operation area of the Central Leprosy Teaching and Research Institute, Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu, was carried out to determine the magnitude of relapse after MDT and its significance with other variables. The study included 3248 leprosy patients who have successfully completed treatment during 1987-2003, of whom 2892 were PB and 356 MB cases. A total of 58 cases of relapse was reported which gives a crude cumulative relapse rate of 1… CONTINUE READING

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