1921
Volume s1-10, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Summary

Abstracts are submitted from the clinical records of 65 lepers paroled during the past ten years from the National Leprosarium.

Twelve paroled patients were of the nodular type on admission, with average ages of 39.5 years and an estimated average duration of 3.7 years prior to segregation. The average period of hospitalization for this group was 5.8 years.

Twenty-six paroled patients were of the mixed type on admission, with average ages of 40 years and an estimated average duration of 6.8 years prior to segregation. The average period of hospitalization for this group was 5.5 years.

Twenty-seven paroled patients were of the anesthetic type on admission with average ages of 30.9 years and an estimated average duration of 6.5 years prior to segregation. The average period of hospitalization for this group was 9 years.

Fifty-five (33 active and 22 quiescent) lepers received crude chaulmoogra oil by mouth (39 received additional treatments).

Twelve (7 active and 5 quiescent) lepers received benzocaine-chaulmoogra oil by intramuscular injection (8 received additional treatments).

Twenty-one (15 active and 6 quiescent) lepers received the ethyl esters of chaulmoogra oil by intramuscular injection (13 received additional treatments).

Nine (4 active and 5 quiescent) lepers received mercurochrome intravenously (5 received additional treatments).

Four (2 active and 2 quiescent) lepers received Fowler's solution in conjunction with other treatments.

Three (1 active and 2 quiescent) lepers received Salvarsan in conjunction with other treatments.

One active leper received Tryparsamide in conjunction with other treatments.

Four (2 active and 2 quiescent) lepers received intramuscular injections of smallpox vaccine (3 received additional treatments).

Twenty-five (15 active and 10 quiescent) lepers received various forms of physiotherapy, (23 received additional treatments).

Two patients, during their entire stay in the hospital declined to receive treatment.

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