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Year : 1986  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23--25

Age-at-onset of Leprosy


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In a retrospective analysis of 971 patients, the mean age at onset of the is recorded to be 24.1 years. Sex had no, influence on the age-at-onset of leprosy. However, a atatistically significant variation was noted between the type of leprosy and, the at-onset, it was the lowest (19.2 years) in indeterminate and highest (31.08 years) in neuritic leprosy. Our . ob serrations lend support to the prevailing concept that the ageat-onset of leprosy not only varies from one country to another but also indifferent parts of the same country.

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