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Table 2 Showing M-PCR positivity and incidence of leprosy in household contacts of leprosy cases in nasal swabs

From: Multiplex PCR technique could be an alternative approach for early detection of leprosy among close contacts - a pilot study from India

Multibacillary leprosy contact Paucibacillary leprosy contact
Number of persons tested with M-PCR
(Nasal Swab)
Number positive (%) Development of leprosy cases among contacts within 2 year follow up Number of persons tested with M-PCR (Nasal Swab) Number positive (%) Development of leprosy cases among contacts within 2 year follow up
Adult = 68 8 (11.7%) 1 Adult = 48 1 (2%) 0
Child = 42 4 (9.5%) 1 Child = 24 0 (0%) 0
Total = 110 12 (10.9%) 2 Total = 72 1 (1.3%) 0