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Epidemiological scenario of leprosy in a province in China: long delay in diagnosis and high rate of deformity
Background: This epidemiological study aimed to analyze both the distribution and the characteristics of leprosy in an endemic province in the Chinese Northwest. Methods: The medical records of leprosy in the province of Shaanxi, China, 1998-2018 were collected from the leprosy management information system in China (LEPMIS). Epidemiological variables were analyzed in this study. Results: 477 new cases were diagnosed between 1998-2018 in this area. The average rate of annual detection wasdoi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-34383/v4 fatcat:uoqttc5tybh5jdoshokxhxop6q