| CLINICAL AND LABORATORY INVESTIGATIONS
|Year : 1983 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 160--161
Histoid Leprosy in Varanasi
VV Singh, Gurmoban Singh, Pammjit Kaur, SS Pandey
Seventeen cases of histoid leprosy were found in skin out patients department of Institute of Medical Sciences in one year out of a total of 1394 cases of leprosy registered. The histoid leprosy rate is thus 1.2 %. The total lepromitous leprosy cases were 194 with which lepromatous index works out to be 13.9% About half of the histoid leprosy cases had no antileprosy treatment. Bacteriological index was high (4 to 6 + ) and morphological index renged from 20 to 70%. In this study there does not appear to be any correlation between histoid leprosy and DDS resistant strains of mycobacterium leprae.
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