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

Study Of Bacillaemia In Leprosy

C. P Baveja1, V. K Sharma2, V. N Sehgal3, D. S Agarwal4 
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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.

How to cite this article:
Baveja C, Sharma V, Sehgal V, Agarwal D. Study Of Bacillaemia In Leprosy.Indian J Med Microbiol 1984;2:63-66

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Baveja C, Sharma V, Sehgal V, Agarwal D. Study Of Bacillaemia In Leprosy. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 1984 [cited 2020 Nov 26 ];2:63-66
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