The Type of Leprosy Based on the Characteristics of Lepers in West Papua Province and North Maluku Province; Comparative Studies
The prevalence of leprosy cases has increased every years, the government program has been on going until now, but leprosy cases are still a national problem. The purpose of this study is to describe the type of leprosy based on the characteristics of lepers. The study used a community-based cross-sectional design. The results obtained that West Papua Province and North Maluku Province have leprosy burden with the same classification type, namely Multybaciller (MB) type. Male gender has more MB type of leprosy. West Papua and North Maluku. Based on the age of MB leprosy type in West Papua, the highest age range is 15-26 years and Paucybaciller (PB) at age > 14 years, North Maluku is most at age 27-44 years and PB at age>14 years. Conclution. The type of leprosy in general is the type of multibasilarry (MB), this means that leprosy is still a major threat to a comunnities, leprosy cases are also found in male gender with MB type and many cases of leprosy occurs in patients with young adult and adult age.
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