Immunoprophylactic effects of the anti-leprosy Mw vaccine in household contacts of leprosy patients: clinical field trials with a follow up of 8-10 years.

@article{Sharma2005ImmunoprophylacticEO,
  title={Immunoprophylactic effects of the anti-leprosy Mw vaccine in household contacts of leprosy patients: clinical field trials with a follow up of 8-10 years.},
  author={Pankaj Kumar Sharma and Rama P Mukherjee and Gursaran Pran Talwar and K G Sarathchandra and Rani Walia and Salil Kumar Parida and Ravindra Mohan Pandey and R Rani and Hemant Kumar Kar and Ashok Mukherjee and Kiran Katoch and Sudhir Kumar Benara and Tulsi Singh and Padam Singh},
  journal={Leprosy review},
  year={2005},
  volume={76 2},
  pages={127-43}
}
We report here a large scale, double blind immunoprophylactic trial of a leprosy vaccine based on Mycobacterium w (Mw) in an endemic area of Kanpur Dehat, Uttar Pradesh, India. A population of 420,823 spread over 272 villages was screened where 1226 multibacillary (MB) and 3757 paucibacillary (PB) cases of leprosy were detected. A total of 29,420 household contacts (HHC) of these patients were screened for evidence of active or inactive leprosy. After exclusion of 1622 contacts for any of the… CONTINUE READING
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