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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of leprosy patients

From: Whole blood profiling of leprosy type 1(reversal) reactions highlights prominence of innate immune response genes

A - Characteristics of the samplea
  N individuals Age, years ± SD Gender M:F  
Cases / Reaction 94 44.05 (13.31) 58:36  
Controls / No Reaction 57 45.21 (14.98) 28:29  
B - Clinical characteristics of the cohorta
Clinical phenotype n (%)
 Tuberculoid (TT) 20 (13)
 Borderline tuberculoid (BT) 30 (20)
 Borderline (BB) 18 (12)
 Borderline lepromatous (BL) 17 (11)
 Lepromatous (LL) 49 (32)
 Indeterminate leprosy (I) 11 (7)
 Other forms (Neural) 6 (4)
Total# 151 (100)
C - Patients with reaction episodea
 RR 50 (53)
 ENL 44 (47)
Total# 94 (62)
D - Patients without reaction episodea
 PB 47 (82)
 MB 10 (18)
Total# 57 (38)
  1. aResults are shown as N(%). Abbreviations: SD Standart deviation, M male, F female, PB paucibacillary, MB multibacillary, RR reversal reaction, ENL erythema nodosum leprosum. Patients were also classified under leprosy clinical spectrum according to Ridley & Jopling [9]