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Year : 1976  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-6

Surgical Decompression For Leprous Neuritis


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According to the latest survey, there are 15 million sufferers from leprosy in the world, of whom a quarter (about 31 million) happen to live in India. The involvement of peripheral nerves is a fairly common manifestation of the disease, about 60 percent have varying degree of motor or sensory deficit in the peripheral nerves. The ulnar, median, lateral poplitcal, greater auricular, and facial nerves are usually affected, the ulnar being the most frequently involved. The popular five point classification and grouping of leprosy, after Ridley and Jopling (1966), is based on the degree of resistance of the body tissues to the invading lepra bacilli. This determines whether an early indeterminate case is going to progress to a lepromatous leprosy, a tuberculoid leprosy, or become a borderline form of the disease. Leprous neuritis is observed far more commonly in the tuberculoid and borderline than in the lepromatous form of the disease.


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