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Deformities and Bony Changes in Leprosy

S.Y. Kothari, Wadhwa Ranjan Kumar, Swamy MKS

Citation Information : Kothari S, Kumar WR, MKS S. Deformities and Bony Changes in Leprosy. Indian J Phy Med Rehab 2014; 25 (1):13-17.

DOI: 10.5005/ijopmr-25-1-13

Published Online: 01-12-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


India has eradicated leprosy as per WHO norms but the cases with residual deformities will persist for long. With this idea, a study was undertaken on consecutive 70 patients coming to the outpatient section of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department of Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi to study various deformities and bony changes. All the patients were leprosy cured but attending hospital for their deformities only. Specific bony changes were seen in multibacillary patients, while the non-specific and osteoporotic changes were seen in all types of patients. Patients appeared more willing to get the deformities treated than hiding the same from the society.

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