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what does leprosy look like

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Close contact: Leprosy is caused by a bacterium called mycobacterium leprae.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Leprosy: Or Hansen's Disease is an infection caused by Mycobacterium lepromatosis & Mycobacterium Leprae. One may carry these bacteria for five to 20 years ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Spread of Leprosy: About 95% of people have natural immunity to Leprosy. It is most likely that leprosy is transmitted by lengthy & close contact with nasal droplets ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Leprosy: According to World Health Organization “Mortality in leprosy is often not considered important since the disease is rarely an immediate cause of death ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
See sample picture: It is usually a ring-shaped lesion with serpentine borders and mild, flaky scales. Topical lamisil, lotrimin, or tinactin (tolnaftate) are available o ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
CMV: I am not sure what specific portion of the body you are inquiring about but in the eye is can cause retinal pathology (retinitis), inflammation of the ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Warlick
24 years experience Hospital-based practice
Same as non MRSA: Mrsa is a resistant form of a common bacteria that resides on the skin of most persons. It is not more likely to cause infection but it may not respo ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience Dermatology
Similar to Smallpox: The lesions of monkeypox are similar to smallpox. The lesions usually develop through several stages before crusting and resolving. They start as re ... Read More
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Dr. Sharon Gilliland
35 years experience Pediatrics
Angry red bumpy rash: Measles is an angry red rash all over the body. Not only does the child have a rash but the child is sick and is miserable. He has a bad runny nose ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Painless ulcers: Mouth ulcers are sometimes the first signs of lupus and occur in 10-45 % of lupus patients. The are usually painless sores. Some lupus patients have g ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Mouth sores!: Usually painless, but can hurt. Frequently associated with low white count. Systemic lupus is the great mimick!
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
IMPETIGO: Are skin infection with crusting or vesicles and pustules caused by staph or strep sometimes with ulcerations and bullae formation.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
Scabies: Scabies the parasite.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
39 years experience Ophthalmology
Redness&Blurring: Primary herpes occurs in children & usually affects the eyelids. Adult herpes simplex type i usually affect the cornea in causing an ulcer that can re ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Kohl
19 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: Mrsa (methicillin resistant staph aureus) is a bacteria that can cause different kinds of infection. Staph aureus is a bacteria commonly found on the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Very much like they look on adults.
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Circular scaly rash: Ring worm or tinea corporis is not a worm but a fungal infection of the top layer of skin. It usually has a slight raised ring and a scaly center. I ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Ringworm: Red rash with a sharp border; sometimes the outer border is ring shaped. Has nothing to do with worms; actually caused by fungus (eg tinea or candida ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Which part: Like this if on arm. In the head it looks a bit different.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience Pediatrics
Ring worm: They are usually round, red patch in the beginning with raised scaley circumference . Color change later. If you Google you might get a picture. Good ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
A flat lesion: Try google image search to see multiple examples
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: Chlamydia does not produce a lesion which can be seen without a microscope. What you are referring to is most likely genital warts, which could have t ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Unpleasant: Easy to find pictures of fleas on the internet. Hard to describe in words. There are excellent products for flea treatment if a member of your famil ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Enlarged Lymph nodes: Lymphoma is a cance rof the lymph nodes, so it manifests as enlarged lymph nodes and many associated symptoms like persistent fever, fatigues and feel ... Read More

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