volume 66, issue 3, P237-242 1997
DOI: 10.5025/hansen.66.237
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Abstract: Geriatric diseases have become significant problems in Japanese leprosariums. In particular, male osteoporosis seems to be more frequent in elderly leprosy patients than in non-leprosy elders. In 1987 we measured the cortical thickness of the 2nd metacarpal bone (MCI: metacarpal index) in 499 leprosy patients who were under medical treatment for osteoporosis. Of these patients, 139 were female patients with lepromatous leprosy (FL), 58 were female patients with tuberculoid leprosy (FT), 238 were male patients …

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