Leprosy Topic Guide
Leprosy: Leprosy is a disfiguring infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae bacteria. The disease was discovered in 1873 by G.A. Hansen. Symptoms of leprosy include skin lesions, ulcerations, destruction of nasal cartilage, loss of sensation, and eye pain. Treatment with dapsone, rifampicin, and clofazimine has proven to be highly effective.
Fever in Children Fever is defined as a rectal temperature over 100.4 F or 38.0 C. Fever isn't life-threatening unless it is persistently high -- greater than 107 F rectal temperature. Fever is usually caused by an infection. Treatment focuses on controlling the temperature, preventing dehydration, and monitoring for serious illness.
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