Korean Lepr Bull.  1999 Dec;32(2):5-14.

Relapse in Two Couples Among Longterm Smear Negative Leprosy Patients

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  • 1Catholic Skin Clinic, Taegu, Korea.

Abstract

All registered inactive leprosy patients were treated with multidrug regimen since 1985. We experienced two couples of relapsed leprosy patients among them. Three were relapsed as multibacillary type and one paucibacillary type. They were given the regimen regularly but taken irregularly. The spouse cases were relapsed 6months and 4years after index cases relapsed. Three patients were elevated PGL1 ELISA titer after relapse

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relapsed leprosy; couple; MDT
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