TABLE 1.

Operational and clinical classifications of index cases and household contacts that have developed leprosy

Clinical formaNo. (%) of patients
PBMBTotal
Index case
    TT2 (7.1)0 (0.0)2 (7.1)
    BT1 (3.6)1 (3.6)2 (7.1)
    BB0 (0.0)7 (25.0)7 (25.0)
    BL0 (0.0)1 (3.6)1 (3.6)
    LL0 (0.0)16 (57.2)16 (57.2)
    Total3 (10.7)25 (89.3)28 (100.0)
Affected contacts
    I1 (3.6)1 (3.6)
    TT6 (21.4)6 (21.4)
    BT13 (46.4)13 (46.4)
    BB6 (21.4)6 (21.4)
    BL1 (3.6)1 (3.6)
    LL1 (3.6)1 (3.6)
    Total20 (71.4)8 (28.6)28 (100.0)
  • a TT, tuberculoid; BT, borderline tuberculoid; BB, borderline-borderline (i.e., midborderline between lepromatous and tuberculoid); BL, borderline lepromatous; LL, lepromatous leprosy; I, indeterminate.