A MORHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF SKIN BIOPSIES IN HANSENS DISEASE
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 3172-3179
AbstractBackground; Leprosy still continues to be an important public health problem. The present study was undertaken to study the histopathological features of leprosy in skin biopsies and to categorize them into various types based on microscopy, bacterial index to correlate with clinical presentations whenever possible. Aim;To know the prevalence of Leprosy in our Institute with Clinico-Histopathological correlation. Objectives;To know the distribution of various types of Leprosy in our Institute.To know the sensitivity and overall correlation of Histopathology and Bacterial index in diagnosing various types of Leprosy Material and methods :We have done the study on a Sample size of 55cases. Results: Borderline Tuberculoid leprosy constituted the maximum percentage of cases. Conclusion : Correlation between clinical, bacteriological and histopathology was 100% in diagnosing BB,IL, and ENL followed by BT.
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