Diagnosing multibacillary leprosy: a comparative evaluation of diagnostic accuracy of slit-skin smear, bacterial index of granuloma and WHO operational classification.

@article{Bhushan2008DiagnosingML,
  title={Diagnosing multibacillary leprosy: a comparative evaluation of diagnostic accuracy of slit-skin smear, bacterial index of granuloma and WHO operational classification.},
  author={Premanshu Bhushan and Kabir S Sardana and Ravindra V Koranne and Monisha Choudhary and Prateek Manjul},
  journal={Indian journal of dermatology, venereology and leprology},
  year={2008},
  volume={74 4},
  pages={322-6}
}
BACKGROUND In view of the relatively poor performance of skin smears WHO adopted a purely clinical operational classification, however the poor specificity of operational classification leads to overdiagnosis and unwarranted overtreatment while the poor sensitivity leads to underdiagnosis of multibacillary (MB) cases with inadequate treatment. Bacilli are… CONTINUE READING