Conjugal Leprosy: is there a need for active Surveillance in Endemic Areas?

Jindal, Anuradha and Prabhu, Smitha S and Shenoi, Shrutakirthi D and Pai, Kanthilatha and Nayak, Sudhir UK (2017) Conjugal Leprosy: is there a need for active Surveillance in Endemic Areas? Tropical Doctor, 1 (2). pp. 1-3. ISSN 1758-1133

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Abstract

Leprosy is an ancient chronic disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae, primarily residing in skin and peripheral nerves, leading to varied spectrum of clinical manifestations.1 Leprosy has been endemic to India since antiquity.During the 20th century, health authorities and private agencies waged war towards elimination of the disease.The elimination of leprosy as a public health prob-lem was officially declared in India on 31 December 2005.2 This does not mean the disease is eliminated.However, many do not now consider leprosy to be a significant health issue.3–5 We report a case of conjugal leprosy which provides substantial evidence of the continued threat of leprosy in India.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Leprosy; Asia; Public health; Disease control
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Dermatology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2017 05:37
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2017 05:37
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/148436

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