Leprosy Topic Guide

Leprosy 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.


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