Korean Lepr Bull.  2005 Jun;38(1):45-61.

6 Cases of Hansen's Disease(New case & Relapse)

  • 1Institute for Leprosy Research, Korean Hansen Welfare Association, Korea. dr_jpkim@hotmail.com


In 2003, we find 5 new cases and one relapse case, diagnosis by the clinical finding, skin smear, skin biopsy, lepromin test, ELISA for PGL-I antibody, and DNA-PCR. The results obtained were summarized as follows: 1. In new cases, the mean age is 52.5, mean BI is 3.4+,and mean O.D. of PGL-I antibody is 0.531, and numbers of TTC repeat are 12(2 cases), 13(2 cases), and 11(1 case), and of GACATC repeats are 4(all 6 cases). 2. In relapse case, a 58 years-old male patient is revealed that BI is 6+,and O.D. of PGL-I antibody is 0.873, numbers of TTC repeat are 11 GACATC repeats are 4.


Leprosy; New case; Relapse
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