Sane Roja Renuka

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chrompet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India


  • Research Article   
    Distribution of Deformities of Hands and Feet in Old Cases of Leprosy in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Chennai
    Author(s): Sane Roja Renuka*, Ashok Kumar N, Ojas Dipak Kulkarni and Manoharan K

    Background: Leprosy is a chronic debilitating granulomatous disease caused by an acid-fast bacillus, Mycobacterium leprae. This disease is known for its mutilating deformities and disabilities that impair the quality of life of patients. Deformities of hands and feet are seen frequently in untreated or inadequately treated cases of Leprosy. Deformities can be trivial like mild muscle wasting and paraesthesia to more severe presentation like trophic ulcer, auto-amputation of digits, claw hands, and hammer toes etc. this study thereby aims at analysing the occurrence of such deformities in previously diagnosed cases of Leprosy in a tertiary care hospital in Chennai. Materials and Methods: In this study, 54 pre-diagnosed cases of Leprosy with deformities of hands and feet, were included after due consent. A thorough history was .. Read More»

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