Multiplex PCR technique could be an alternative approach for early detection of leprosy among close contacts - a pilot study from India

@inproceedings{Banerjee2010MultiplexPT,
  title={Multiplex PCR technique could be an alternative approach for early detection of leprosy among close contacts - a pilot study from India},
  author={Surajita Banerjee and Kamalesh Sarkar and Soma Gupta and Prasanta Sinha Mahapatra and Siddhartha Gupta and Samudra Guha and Debasis Bandhopadhayay and Chaitry Ghosal and Suman Kalyan Paine and Rathindra Nath Dutta and Nibir Biswas and Basudev Bhattacharya},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Implementation of Multi drug Therapy (MDT) regimen has resulted in the decline of the total number of leprosy cases in the world. Though the prevalence rate has been declining, the incidence rate remains more or less constant and high in South East Asian countries particularly in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Srilanka. Leprosy, particularly that of multibacillary type spreads silently before it is clinically detected. An early detection and treatment would help to prevent… CONTINUE READING