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Pilocarpine test in assessment of therapeutic efficacy in maculoanaesthetic leprosy.

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TitlePilocarpine test in assessment of therapeutic efficacy in maculoanaesthetic leprosy.
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsJoshi PB
Abbrev. JournalLepr India
JournalLeprosy in India
Year of Publication1976
Volume48
Issue1
Pagination55-60
ISSN Number0024-1024
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, Child, Child, Preschool, Female, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Leprosy, Male, Middle Aged, Nerve Degeneration, Pilocarpine, Skin Tests, Sweat Glands
Abstract

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.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1022957?dopt=Abstract

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PubMed ID1022957