Syed Khalid Farooq, Rabia Farid Khan, Umar Ali Khan, Shahnaz Javed Khan, Shahnaz javed Khan.
Clinical Observations in Leprosy at Mayo Hospital, Lahore.
Ann King Edward Med Uni Jan ;5(2):142-3.
Leprosy is a public health problem, because of the disabilities it causes. Leprosy needs an early detection and treatment who avoid the concurrent disabilities related to hands, feet and eyes of such patients, so that a normal daily living pattern can be enjoyed by these patients during their life time. Unfortunately, many patients present late to the hospital as is indicated by the mean age at that stage the disease has already progressed to a disability level. This study was designed to evaluate the patients of leprosy on the basis of age, sex, site and number of lesions and type of leprosy. The patient samples were collected from Leprosy Clinic, Mayo Hospital, Lahore. About 22 patients were evaluated. It was observed that males were more affected than the female population. The age group 50 years and above was maximally affected. The lesions were more commonly present on extremities as compared to face and back. It was observed that lepromatous leprosy was found to be more prevalent as detected by smear test.
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