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Utility of bacillary index in slit skin smears in correlation with clinical and histopathological alterations in Hansen's disease: An attempt to revive a simple useful procedure.

Abstract

Leprosy, a relatively common chronic contagious disease having diverse modes of clinical presentation, can mimic a variety of unrelated diseases. For proper and adequate treatment, the diagnosis must be made accurately with subtyping which should be done with the help of bacillary index, histopathological features, and clinical correlation. This is extremely important in patient care as paucibacillary and multibacillary types have different modes of treatment. Our aim is to categorize leprosy into various types based on bacillary index, morphological findings both in slit skin smears, and biopsy along with clinical correlation.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Premalatha P
Renuka I V
Meghana A
Devi S I
Charyulu P
Sampoorna G
Year of Publication
2016
Journal
Annals of medical and health sciences research
Volume
6
Issue
3
Number of Pages
181-4
Language
eng
ISSN Number
2141-9248
DOI
10.4103/2141-9248.183936
Alternate Journal
Ann Med Health Sci Res
Publication Language
eng