volume 75, issue 3, P249-253 2006
DOI: 10.5025/hansen.75.249
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Abstract: Most of 148 newly registered leprosy patients in the past 10 years from 1995 to 2004 in Japan had received some examinations, such as histopathology test (85%), skin smear test (84%), estimation of PGL-I antibody titer (55%) or detection M. leprae with PCR method (41%). 17% of newly patients should receive wrong therapy, if they had not had aforesaid clinical examinations in addition to count skin lesions. Improvement of technical level at skin smear test should be required for accurate treatment program in Ja…

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