Better prevention could cut leprosy complication's high cost for Indian families: study

January 15, 2015 7:03 PM

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The loss of earnings and cost of treatment for a common complication of leprosy can seriously damage the finances of Indian households with a leprosy patient, and better prevention could help, a study said on Thursday.

More than one third of households affected by the leprosy complication Erythema Nodosum Leprosum (ENL) face "catastrophic" costs exceeding 40 percent of their income, the study in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases said.

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