International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Informative Article | Biological Sciences | India | Volume 11 Issue 6, June 2022 | Rating: 4.1 / 10


Leprosy Patients with COVID-19: The Double Trouble?

Anuj Mavlankar


Abstract: Type 2 leprosy reaction or Erythema nodosum leprosum in conjunction with COVID-19 poses a higher risk for patients with a long course of corticosteroids for its control. Despite regular uptake of corticosteroids, the benefits will usually outweigh the small increase in acquiring SARS-CoV-2 infection. In addition, the actual consequences of M. leprae-SARS-CoV-2 co-infection must be thoroughly investigated. Further detailed work should be done to unleash the factors associated with COVID-19 and their possible correlation with leprosy patients.


Keywords: Leprosy, COVID-19, Erythema nodosum leprosum, Type-2 leprosy reaction, corticosteroids


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 6, June 2022,


Pages: 1282 - 1285



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