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Screening Tool for Risk of Future Impairment in Leprosy Patient

Purpose:

To screen a patient with leprosy for risk of impairment using the tool of Nicholls et al.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, disability and performance

ICD-10:

A30

Description:

Nicholls et al developed a simple screening tool for evaluating a patient with leprosy. The instrument can be modified for use with other conditions. The authors are from the University of Aberdeen, University of Pune (India), KIT Leprosy Unit (Amsterdam), and leprosy clinics in India and Brazil.

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