Indian J Lepr 2008, 80 : 139-147 Review Article

Detection and Classification of Leprosy :
Future Needs and Strategies

VP Shetty*, RP Doshi**


This paper focuses on the obstacles and dilemmas in detection and classification of leprosy cases and suggested strategies for the same. This review attempts to raise some cardinal issues within leprosy diagnosis and the need for capacity building at clinical and field level in light of research conducted. It also recommends strategies to overcome these obstacles.

Key words : Detection, Classification, Diagnosis, Leprosy.