Immunodiagnosis of Leprosy

  • K. D. Moudgil
  • R. Mukherjee
  • Becky M. Itty
  • G. P. Talwar
Conference paper
Part of the Progress in Vaccinology book series (VACCINOLOGY, volume 2)

Abstract

Leprosy is a major global health problem in tropical countries. A conservative estimate indicates that there are about 10 million to 12 million persons suffering from leprosy in the world. India has an estimated 4 million leprosy patients, with an overall prevalence of about 5 per 1000, although in some areas it is as high as 40 per 1000 (21). The total number of leprosy patients in India has registered a continuous increase since 1941 (8). Moreover, the disease has spread to areas formerly free of the disease. The Indian population living in high prevalence areas at considerable risk is about 400 million.

Keywords

Sugar Saccharide Titration Tuberculosis Bacillus 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. D. Moudgil
  • R. Mukherjee
  • Becky M. Itty
  • G. P. Talwar

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