|Clinico-Histopathological correlation of leprosy: A retrospective study of skin biopsy specimens in Chitwan Medical College|
Tiwari M,1 Ranabhat S,1 Maharjan S2
Associate Professor,1 Assistant Professor2
1-3Department of Pathology, Chitwan Medical College, Chitwan, Nepal
|AimAim of this study was to find out cases of leprosy diagnosed in skin biopsy specimen and to study clinicohistopathological correlation in diagnosis of leprosy.
Leprosy is caused by Mycobacterium leprae. There are various clinico-pathological forms of leprosy depending on the immune status of the host. Diagnosis of leprosy can be done by clinical, microbiological and histopathological examination. Histopathological examination is considered as
Materials and Methods
This retrospective study included cases of leprosy diagnosed in skin biopsy specimen in the Department of Pathology of Chitwan Medical College from April 2009 to March 2014. Clinical diagnosis was correlated with that of histopathological diagnosis.
In this study, male to female ratio was 1.4:1. Mean age of patients was
Combining clinical, histopathological and microbiological diagnosis of leprosy is important for
|Bacillary index, macules, Mycobacterium leprae, Ridley and Jopling classification|