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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Abstract

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.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Case Reports, Leprosy, Tuberculosis, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Antituberculous Drugs
Subjects:Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections > Mycobacterium Infections > Leprosy
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections > Mycobacterium Infections > Tuberculosis
Chemical Actions and Uses > Pharmacologic Actions > Therapeutic Uses > Anti-Infective Agents > Anti-Bacterial Agents
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections > Mycobacterium Infections
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
ID Code:1783
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:06 October 2006

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