Dept. of Health Research Govt. of India
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Name of the Project An ICMR Task force study on occurrence of relapse / non-responsiveness to treatment in leprosy and screening of M. leprae isolates for drug resistance using molecular and mouse footpad technique
Principal Investigator Dr. Vanaja Shetty
Co-Principal Investigator(s) Dr. Sanjay Mehendale
Other Investigator(s) Dr. R Prabhu
Collaboration / Participating Centers FMR-Mumbai
NIE-Chennai
CJALMA ILOMD
BPRC-Hyderabad
FMMRC-Mangalore
Funding Agency / Sponsor ICMR
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Study Period 3 Years
Objectives The overall aim is to determine the frequency of drug resistance in cohorts of relapsed, poor responders and new cases of leprosy and to elucidate the respective underlying factors.
Description The goal of this study to detect the prevalence of drug resistance/ non responsiveness in the community and laboratory detection of drug resistance using molecular techniques and biological technique like mouse foot pad.
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