Childhood Leprosy - a Clinicoepidemiological Study From Pondicherry
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Kumar V, Baruah M C, Garg B R. Childhood Leprosy - a Clinicoepidemiological Study From Pondicherry. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1989;55:301-304
AbstractChildren numbering 9795 were examined. Theprevalence of leprosy among children was 7.2 per thousand. The youngest patient was 2- years-old. The ratio between boys and girls was 1.3: 1. History of contact was present in 23.9% cases. The lowest age at onset recorded was one year and eight months. The commonest type of leprosy found in this study was BT. Singl-, patch was seen in 57.7% cases. In 65.9% a single patch was present on the exposed parts. Leprosy disabillty rate was 8.5%.