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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 84  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 131-136

Elimination of leprosy in India: An analysis

Utpal Sengupta 
 Molecular Biology and Immunology, Stanley Browne Laboratory, TLM Community Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Utpal Sengupta
Stanley Browne Laboratory, The Leprosy Mission Trust India, TLM Community Hospital, Nand Nagri, Shahdara, New Delhi - 110 093
India

India attained the elimination figure of less than 1 case of leprosy per 10,000 people during December 2005. Despite this, India still accounts for the largest number of new leprosy cases in the world, maintaining more than 50 per cent of the leprosy burden of the world, notwithstanding over three decades of use of multidrug therapy. The present review analyzes the process of execution of the elimination program, identifies any lacunae therein and presents corrective measures that could be taken up for elimination of the disease from the country.


How to cite this article:
Sengupta U. Elimination of leprosy in India: An analysis.Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2018;84:131-136


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Sengupta U. Elimination of leprosy in India: An analysis. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Aug 11 ];84:131-136
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