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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 133--136

Renal functional status in leprosy

Departments of Dermatology and Medicine, JIPMER, Pondicherry - 605006, India

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M Nadeem
21-A, New Berry Road, Near Times of India, Hazrat Ganj, Lucknow - 226001
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Renal functional impairment is known to occur in lepsory, specially of multibacillary type. Pedal oedema was seen in 30% patients. Urineanalysis showed proteinurea in 3.33%. epithelial casts in 13.33% and microscopic haematuria in 6.66%. A raised 24 hours urinary protein excretion was seen in 53.33%, 60% had a low 24 hours creatinine clearance rate. Abnormal serum creatinine was found in 16.66%, raised serum urea values were seen in 6.66% cases.

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