A study to assess the impact of leprosy on quality of life among leprosy patients in government rehabilitation home at paranur

K. Geetha, Angeline Dhanalakshmi, A. Judie

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Abstract

Leprosy is the oldest disease known to man. The earliest written records describing true leprosy came from India around the period 600.Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae, an acid fast, rod- shaped bacillus. The disease mainly affects the skin, the peripheral nerves mucosa of the upper respiratory tract and also the eyes. A total of 13 countries reported zero cases in 2013. Global statistics show that 206107 (96%) of new Leprosy cases were reported from 14 countries and only 4% of new cases from the rest of the world. The age-old stigma associated with the disease remains on obstacle to self-reporting and early treatment in which patients will not hesitate to come forward for diagnosis and treatment at any health facility must be created.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)466-468
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Volume7
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Leprosy
  • Myco-bacterium leprae
  • Paranur

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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