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Logarithmic Index of Biopsies (LIB) of Ridley and Hilson

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Infectious Diseases
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

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Ridley and Hilson developed the logarithmic index of biopsies (LIB) to provide a semiquantitative measure of acid fast bacilli in a patient with leprosy. This can be used to monitor the effectiveness of therapy over time. The author is from the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in London.

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