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Year : 1984  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 63-66

Study Of Bacillaemia In Leprosy

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C. P Baveja

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Using buffy-coat and haemolysis techniques, acid-fast bacilli (AFB) could be demonstrated in the blood stream of 10 out of 53 (18.9%) patients of leprosy. Of these 10 patients 9, belonged to lepromatous (LL) or borderline lepromatous (BL) spectrum and the remaining one was a borderline borderline (BB) case. None of the 30 patients towards tuberculoid (BT, TT) spectrum showed bacillaemia. A definite correlation was observed between the high bacterial index (BI) in the skin and detection of bacilli in the blood of leprosy patients. The buffy-coat technique proved superior to the haemolysis technique in demonstrating bacillaemia.

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2004 - Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow

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