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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 112-116

Childhood leprosy: A review


1 Department of Dermatology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Department of Pediatrics, SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Swetalina Pradhan
Department of Dermatology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijpd.IJPD_47_18

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Leprosy in children is of special importance as it is the indicator of transmission in community. It affects both the child and family members psychologically and functionally. In this review, we will discuss regarding epidemiology of childhood leprosy in detail, types of leprosy in children, diagnostic difficulties in children, prevention of disabilities in children, and effect of childhood leprosy on the community.


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