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Year : 1989  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 367--369

Cardiac Dysautonomia in Lepromatous Leprosy

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Cardio-vascular, autonomic functions were studied in 20 patients with lepromatous leprosy and 20 healthy adult controls Autonomic dysfunction was observed in the form of abnormal response in heart rate on standing 3 (15%) carotid artery pressure 7 (35%). Valsalva manoeuvre 5 (25%) and mental stress 3 (15%) in the leprosy patients. Response of blood pressure to standing and cold pressure test was seen in 2 (10%) and 7 (359o) patients respectively.


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