Pilocarpine test in assessment of therapeutic efficacy in maculoanaesthetic leprosy.
|Title||Pilocarpine test in assessment of therapeutic efficacy in maculoanaesthetic leprosy.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Abbrev. Journal||Lepr India|
|Journal||Leprosy in India|
|Year of Publication||1976|
|Keywords||Adolescent, Adult, Child, Child, Preschool, Female, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Leprosy, Male, Middle Aged, Nerve Degeneration, Pilocarpine, Skin Tests, Sweat Glands|
Pilocarpine test has been used since long to study the functional status of sweat glands. This article deals with its use in the assessment of Maculoanaesthetic patches of leprosy before and after therapy. This being an objective method it eliminates the possible pitfalls in subjective testing of sensations over the affected areas. Therefore, it is recommended that this test should be routinely employed in field work as its technique is simple. The test should be repeated at an interval of six months.
|Shelf mark||Infolep Library - available|