Analysis of the admission patterns in a leprosy referral hospital during the last 27 years (1966 through 1993) shows a decrease in the number of annual admissions since 1987.
While there were 1550 admissions during 1981-1983, only 842 patients were admitted during 1991-1993.
There was no great change in the reasons for admission, about 46% for reactions, 37% for ulcers, 5% for nuritis and about 12% for other problems.
However, compared to the pre-MDT days, admissions for neuritis have increased.
A case is made for the continuation of special leprosy referral hospital even beyond the year 2000 AD, i.e., even after elimination of leprosy as a public health problem.
Mots-clés Pascal : Lèpre, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Indication, Admission hôpital, Etiologie, Durée, Résultat, Intégration, Programme sanitaire, Homme, Epidémiologie, Peau pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Leprosy, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Indication, Hospital admission, Etiology, Duration, Result, Integration, Sanitary program, Human, Epidemiology, Skin disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0433342
Code Inist : 002B05B02L1. Création : 19/12/1997.