Nail involvement in leprosy: a study of 300 patients.

  title={Nail involvement in leprosy: a study of 300 patients.},
  author={Inderjeet Kaur and Aditi Chakrabarti and S Dogra and Ranju Rai and B Jeevan Kumar},
  journal={International journal of leprosy and other mycobacterial diseases : official organ of the International Leprosy Association},
  volume={71 4},
Three hundred leprosy patients were recruited to study the pattern and frequency of nail changes. Nail changes, like longitudinal ridging in finger nails, transverse striations involving both finger and toe nails etc. which occurred with similar frequency in the PB and MB patients in comparison with the control group, were excluded from the analysis. Out of a total number of 150 PB patients, 84 (56%) showed nail changes. Fifty-eight (38.6%) patients showed changes in the finger nails, with an… CONTINUE READING


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