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Table 4 Leprosy-reactional status of 753 patients enrolled at UMDT/CT-BR according to the bacterial index

From: Can baseline ML Flow test results predict leprosy reactions? An investigation in a cohort of patients enrolled in the uniform multidrug therapy clinical trial for leprosy patients in Brazil

  BI Negative
N (%)
BI Positive
N (%)
Total
N (%)
Reactions 97 (12.9) 321 (42.6) 418 (55.5)
 RR 26 (3.4) 112 (14.9) 138 (18.3)
 ENL 0 41 (5.4) 41 (5.4)
 RR + Neu 9 (1.2) 19 (2.5) 28 (3.7)
 ENL + Neu 0 7 (0.9) 7 (0.9)
 Neuritis 55 (7.3) 94 (12.5) 149 (19.8)
 Others 7 (0.9) 48 (6.4) 55 (7.3)
Reaction-free 230 (30.5) 105 (14) 335 (44.5)
Total 327 (43.4) 426 (56.6) 753 (100)
  1. X 2 (6) = 182.7; p < 0.001
  2. BI Bacilloscopic Index, RR Reversal reaction, ENL Eritema Nodosum Leprosum, Neu neuritis, Others others manifestations