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HIV status and re-activity to RA, ASO, CRP, Syphilis and Facs count among leprosy patients

Abstract
Twenty five leprosy patient’s blood serum compare to control healthy person’s blood samples were tested for HIV status and re-activity torheumatoid arthritis, ASO, CRP, VDRL and facs count among leprosy.None of the sample was found to be positive for antibodies to HIV ½. Out of twenty five leprosy samples, three were reactive for Rheumatoid Arthritis factor and seven were positive for antibodies to syphilis as revealed by the test. Further two were reactive for C-reactive protein and one were having titre of Anti-Streptolysin-O. Screening for HIV, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Anti-Streptolysin-O, C-reactive protein and Syphilis (VDRL) were done in order to know the prevalence levels of these infections, as biological markers of risk. Thus, screening the leprosy patients for these would go a long way in early detection of these co-infections. Early treatment, if initiated, would help in further deterioration of the condition of these patients.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Kumar M
Hussain T
Year of Publication
2014
Journal
Indian Research Journal Of Genetics and Biotechnology
Volume
6
Issue
3
Number of Pages
479-482
Language
eng
Alternate Journal
Indian Res. J. Genet. & Biotech
Publication Language
eng

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