Leprosy

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Leprosy - Incidence

Worldwide, nearly 41000 new leprosy cases were detected in the year 2004,among which 47% were multibacillary. Nearly 12% children were found to have leprosy. It is estimated that approximately 1-2 million people are permanently disabled due to the disease. According to the latest World Health Organization (WHO) report, 70% of cases are present in South East Asian countries, with India having the majoritycase load.

Indian situation

Most of the leprosy cases in India are present in Bihar followed by Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand.

Currently the main features of leprosy control is based on early detection of new cases and followed by treatment with effective chemotherapy namely the multidrug therapy with special emphasis on providing quality patient care o leprosy patients.

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hi this is sureshbabu.i have effected with hanseen disease,and i used MDT for one and half year,and doctors told to stop me and do some exercise..now main problem is one of my right hand fingers are clawed and it is shivering,and my skin turn into black on my face....tell me it is dangerous disease..how could i solve it i am doing small exercises but my fingers are same..please tell me and please helping to me...and my thinking too much on this unable to concentrate on anyhing...can i go to physiotheraphy...will the fingers come into normal...or can i go GYM and do exercises please please please help me....

shahnikunj

its avery informative article thank you

gayani

Is it dangerous in any way to make a patient who is undergoing treatment take up writing exercises as physiotherapy to get the fingers working again?The fingers are clawed in the right hand and the patient has been asked o come in for physiotherapy sessions as well

Thanks a lot for providing qualitative & updated news about leprosy.Really this website has enhanced my leprosy knowledge.

dearmehraj

i am a medical student requires a detail study of leprosy for seminar & i found your website very informative. Thank you, best regards.

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