Leprosy in tuberculosis
Vachharajani, S.D.; Rastogi, D.S.; Arora, P.N. and Sohi, A.K. (1977) Leprosy in tuberculosis. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 24 (3). pp. 136-137.
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The present article reports four cases of leprosy one lepromatous and three tuberculoid types. In all these cases, the leprosy was detected in confirmed cases of pulmonary tuberculois who were on antituberculous drugs for varying intervals of 8-20 weeks. It is presumed that leprosy became active and manifest while pulmonary tuberculosis was active and being treated. This perhaps casts doubt about the antigenic similarity between the tubercule and leprosy bacilli. It is emphasised that in a TB Hospital, careful search for detecting leprosy among its patients should be made periodically, even though the association of the two diseases is not very frequent.
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