Indian Journal of Dermatology

Year
: 1991  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 59--63

Rheumatoid factor, ASO antibody and C-RP in leprosy


BN Sengupta, MK Choudhuri, J. Sengupta 
 Department of Dermatology, B. S. Medical College Hospital, P.O - Kenduadihi, Bankura, W.B. Pin-722101

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BN Sengupta
Department of Dermatology, B. S. Medical College Hospital, P.O - Kenduadihi, Bankura, W.B. Pin-722101

ABSTRACT: One hundred leprosy cases of different types have been studied for detection of rheumatoid factor, ASO antibodies and C-RP compared to 50 normal individuals in the same age range residing in the same locality. The test cases consisted of tuberculoid type-50, indeterminate type-15, border line tuberculoid-20, borderline lepromatous -6 and lepromatous types-9 only. Sex distribution was male-75 and female-25. Age range varied from 15 to 45 yrs. Incidence of positivity for rheumatoid factor, ASO antibody and C-reactive protein was 11 percent 4 percent and 5 percent respectively in leprosy whereas the control standard individuals showed presence of rheumatoid factor and C-RP lepromatous only in 2 percent each. Of different forms of leprosy, cases showed the highest incidence as 33 percent, 11 percent and 44 percent respectively of rheumatoid factor, ASO antibody and C-RP.


How to cite this article:
Sengupta B, Choudhuri M, Sengupta J. Rheumatoid factor, ASO antibody and C-RP in leprosy.Indian J Dermatol 1991;36:59-63


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Sengupta B, Choudhuri M, Sengupta J. Rheumatoid factor, ASO antibody and C-RP in leprosy. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 1991 [cited 2019 Sep 22 ];36:59-63
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