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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 69  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 32--34

Hepatic involvement and hepatitis B surface antigen (Hbs Ag) in leprosy


Department of Skin & STD, JNM Medical College, Raipur - 492 001, Chattisgarh, India

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P K Nigam
Katora Talab, Raipur - 492 001
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Hepatic involvement and hepatitis B surface antigenemia was studied in 80 leprosy patients and results were compared with 50 normal healthy controls. HbsAg was detected in 7.54% of lepromatous leprosy patients as compared to 2% of the normal healthy controls. There was a decrease in albumin and increase in globulin levels with significant decrease in A: G ratio. SGPT levels were significantly raised in lepromatous leprosy patients. Histopathological changes were present in 57.1 % of lepromatous leprosy and 23.8% of tuberculoid leprosy patients.






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