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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25-26

Clinico-Epidemiological Pattern Of Leprosy Among Females – A Hospital –Based Study



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All new female patients of leprosy attending the dermatology OPD of a rural medical college on North Bengal for 1 year were studied to elicit the clinico-epide miological pattern. Out of 650 new cases of leprosy, 207 were female, with a male to female ratio of about 2:1. The majority of them belonged to the age group of 31-40 years and most of them were from rural area. Tuberculoid type was the commonest Fifteen percent cases gave history of intra-familial contact and another 7% had extra-familial. Pregnancy had a deleterious effect on the course of leprosy.


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