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What is the definition or description of: leprosy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Leprosy: Leprosy (Hansen's disease) is an often chronic infection caused by Mycobacterium leprae or Mycobacterium lepromatosis. It can attack the nervous system and lead to significant disfigurement.

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