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Ulnar and median nerves in paucibacillary leprosy--a follow-up study of electrophysiological functions in patients before and after nerve trunk decompression.

Abstract

Electrophysiological functions of ulnar and median nerves in paucibacillary leprosy patients were studied. Patients who showed deterioration of sensory motor functions in spite of steroid therapy were offered nerve decompression together with oral steroids. On periodic follow-up of those who opted for surgery, it was observed, in general, that NCV and amplitude remained reduced even though clinical recovery occurred. Only 80% recovery of electrophysiological functions was seen (as compared to control levels), even in cases that showed good results. Motor function recovered better than sensory function. Complete electrophysiological recovery, if it occurs at all, takes much longer than clinical recovery.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Husain S
Kumar A
Yadav V S
Malaviya G N
Year of Publication
2003
Journal
Leprosy review
Volume
74
Issue
4
Number of Pages
374-82
Date Published
2003 Dec
Language
eng
ISSN Number
0305-7518
Call Number
Infolep Library - available
Alternate Journal
Lepr Rev
Publication Language
eng