Korean Lepr Bull.  2007 Jun;40(1):51-58.

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

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

Abstract

In 2006, we find 7 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. In new cases, the mean age is 59.3, mean BI is 3.3+, mean O.D. of PGL-I antibody is 0.941, numbers of TTC repeat are 13(3 cases), 11(2 case), 12(1 cases), and 31(1 case), and of GACATC repeats are 4(5 Koreans) and 3(2 foreigners). In relapse case, a 45 years-old male patient is revealed that BI is 5+, O.D. of PGL-I antibody is 1.096, numbers of TTC repeat are 12 and GACATC repeats are 4.

Keyword

Leprosy; New case; Relapse
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