A comparison of the profile of monolesional cases among new PB cases detected in a Government Leprosy Control Unit (GLCU) and the field area of a Central Leprosy Teaching and Research Institute (CLTRI), both located in South India, demonstrates that the proportion of monolesional cases among new cases detected between 1987 and 1991 was higher in children than adults, higher in females than males (only in the CLTRI) - over 95% were the tuberculoid type.
A significantly increasing trend in this proportion could be seen in the GLCU but not in the CLTRI ; an explanation of this is based on the difference in operational aspects in case detection methodology adopted by the 2 areas-e.g. intersurvey interval and mode of case detection.
Mots-clés Pascal : Lèpre, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Inde, Asie, Epidémiologie, Age, Sexe, Forme clinique, Déterminant, Homme, Peau pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Leprosy, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, India, Asia, Epidemiology, Age, Sex, Clinical form, Determinant, Human, Skin disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0556037
Code Inist : 002B05B02L1. Création : 09/06/1995.