The Results Of Bacterial Examination Of The Skin, Is Leprosy Treatment Continued Or Stopped?
good night doctor .. r nI have a leprosy program running a 12 month treatment program and the results of a bacterial index 2+ blood test but morphological index 0. my question is my treatment stopped or continued? r nthank you
Good afternoon Isur, thanks for asking.
Based on the results of the examination of bacteria on your skin:
bacterial index +2 = means found 1-10 leprosy bacteria in skin scrapings taken morphological index 0 = no leprosy bacteria were found intact in general Generally based only on your results, it means that there are no leprosy bacteria that are still alive, this means your treatment is effective. To find out more whether you still need to continue treatment or not, you should ask the doctor who treats you further to review your treatment history of your current condition, whether you have recovered or not.
I hope this helps.