incidence of leprosy in school-children and their family members in berhampur.a school survey, followed by a contact survey, was carried out in berhampur, a city in southern orissa. in a study of 8,870 school-children, leprosy was detected in 15, giving a prevalence rate of 16.91 per 10,000 with a male:female ratio of 8:7. of these, 14 (93.99%) had paucibacillary leprosy. more cases [11 (73.33%)] were seen in the age-group of 10-15 years. exposed parts, such as lower limbs, upper limbs and head and neck in that order, were the sites of predilection, accounting for 85.71% ...200212708732
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