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Cohesive Journal of Microbiology & Infectious Disease

The Most Informative Mistake about Report Interpretation of Slit Skin Smear

  • Open or Close Pugazhenthan Thangaraju* and Sajitha Venkatesan

    Central leprosy teaching and research institute, India

    *Corresponding author: Pugazhenthan Thangaraju, MBBS, MD, DNB, MNAMS, Central leprosy teaching and research institute, Ministry of health and family welfare, Government of India, Chengalpattu, India, Email: drpugal23@gmail.com

Submission: February 09, 2018; Published: February 16, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/CJMI.2018.01.000510

ISSN: 2578-0190
Volume1 Issue2

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As a beginner in leprosy field, we do encounter with mistake of interpretation of results of slit skin Smear (SSS). A skin smear is a diagnostic & prognostic test in which a sample of material is Collected from a tiny cut in the skin and then stained for M. lepra. This test is done for to confirm clinical diagnosis of multi-bacillary leprosy in a suspect, to determine the state of infectivity, to help in diagnosis of relapse of leprosy, for classification and prognosis and to get negative certificate. The lepra bacilli will be seen as pink rods.

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