Indian Dermatology Online Journal

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 106--114

Recent laboratory advances in diagnostics and monitoring response to treatment in leprosy


Utpal Sengupta 
 Departemnt of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanley Browne Laboratory, TLM Community Hospital, Nand Nagri, New Delhi, India

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Utpal Sengupta
Stanley Browne Laboratory, TLM Community Hospital, Nand Nagri, New Delhi - 110 093
India

The present review briefly summarizes the highlights of the recent advances in Mycobacterium leprae-specific tests for early diagnosis of leprosy. In addition to establishing the diagnosis of clinical cases of leprosy, these tests have also been used to detect subclinical infections in endemic population. Several attempts have been made from 1980 onward for standardization of specific diagnostic assays for early detection of leprosy. Brief account about the development and use of these assays has been described in this review article.


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Sengupta U. Recent laboratory advances in diagnostics and monitoring response to treatment in leprosy.Indian Dermatol Online J 2019;10:106-114


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Sengupta U. Recent laboratory advances in diagnostics and monitoring response to treatment in leprosy. Indian Dermatol Online J [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 May 23 ];10:106-114
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