Indian Journal of Dermatology

Year
: 1992  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 18--20

Bacillaemia in leprosy


R Arora, N Jindal, S Arora, RK Saini, RC. Sarin 
 Department of Microbiology, Department and Skin & STD Department, Medical College, Amritsar

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R Arora
Department of Microbiology, Department and Skin & STD Department, Medical College, Amritsar

ABSTRACT: Fifty patient of leprosy have been screened for bacillaemia by buffy coat method. 20 cases (40 percent) showed bacillaemia and bacilli were found in monocytes and polymorph nuclear cells. In 4 cases bacilli were uniformly stained (believed to be the viable form). None of the patient towards tuberculoid spectrum showed bacillaemia. A definite correlation was observed between the bacterial index (BI) in the skin and detection of bacilli in the blood.


How to cite this article:
Arora R, Jindal N, Arora S, Saini R, Sarin R. Bacillaemia in leprosy.Indian J Dermatol 1992;37:18-20


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Arora R, Jindal N, Arora S, Saini R, Sarin R. Bacillaemia in leprosy. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 1992 [cited 2020 Oct 31 ];37:18-20
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