Case detection; are the present survey methods effective? A review of leprosy surveys in Bombay.

Abstract

The results of active surveys carried out in Bombay during the last 1 5 years show that such surveys predominantly detect non-infectious cases with 1 -2 skin lesions. Considering the work input in terms offield workers' days required to detect each case, particularly an infectious case, the present survey methods are not cost effective. Health education is found to be more effective and efficient in case detection than active surveys. Modified methods which can identify infectious cases at an early stage are discussed and suggested.

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@article{Bhatki1988CaseDA, title={Case detection; are the present survey methods effective? A review of leprosy surveys in Bombay.}, author={W S Bhatki}, journal={Leprosy review}, year={1988}, volume={59 3}, pages={239-44} }