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International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2014, 2(2), 29-37
DOI: 10.12691/ijcdr-2-2-2
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Evaluation of Bone Resorption Markers in Leprosy

Manchala Swathi1, , Rama Rao J2 and Wilma Delphine Silvia CR3

1Department of Biochemistry, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Medical College & Hospital, Perambalur.

2Department of Biochemistry, Nalla Malla Reddy Women`s Medical College, Hyderabad.

3Department of Biochemistry, Akash Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore.

Pub. Date: April 02, 2014

Cite this paper:
Manchala Swathi, Rama Rao J and Wilma Delphine Silvia CR. Evaluation of Bone Resorption Markers in Leprosy. International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2014; 2(2):29-37. doi: 10.12691/ijcdr-2-2-2

Abstract

"Background: Leprosy is among the world’s oldest and most dreaded diseases and it has been synonymous with stigma and discrimination due to the hideous deformities it produced. Bone involvement in leprosy is one of the causes of deformity and disability. There are conflicting results on association of bone resorption (BP) in various forms of leprosy. Hence the aim of the study was to evaluate bone resorption markers in leprosy patients and to compare with healthy controls and to find out whether these findings were related to various forms of leprosy, its duration and bacterial load.

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