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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1863-1866

Leprosy–A raging persistent enigma

Department of Community and Family Medicine, AIIMS, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

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Dr. Sunil Kumar Panigrahi
Department of CFM, Medical College Building, AIIMS, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
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DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_245_19

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Leprosy or Hansen's disease despite having achieved the elimination target across the world, the decrease in detection of new cases has almost stagnated for the last 10 years. Southeast Asia is having the highest prevalence of leprosy among all regions in the world. The review focuses on the programmatic laggards' post-achievement of elimination target in India, the most significant contributors to leprosy caseload in the world, and a way forward.

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