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What are your symptoms if you get leprosy?

What are your symptoms if you get leprosy?

Depends on type.: Leprosy sx's depend on the severity of illness. Sx's may include: Thick, dry skin or growths on skin. Numbness of areas of skin that may be hypopigmented. Pain can be severe. Nose may be congested with nosebleeds. Voice can become hoarse. Incisor teeth may fall out.Light sensitivity, glaucoma & blindness. Ulcerations of legs, ankles & feet. Testicles atrophy w/ gynecomastia in males & v fertility. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Leprosy (Definition)

A disease that results in severe skin sores, nerve damage, and gradual muscle weakness. It is more common in temperate, tropical, and subtropical climates. Leprosy ...Read more


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Symptoms of leprosy are curable or not?

Early detection....: The for the treatment to be sucessfull early detection it is the key. Yes it will cure it. ...Read more

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Is numbness a common symptom of leprosy?

Is numbness a common symptom of leprosy?

Yes: Skin lesions are the primary external sign.[3] left untreated, leprosy can be progressive, causing permanent damage to the skin, nerves, limbs, and eyes. ...Read more

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Can nose bleeds be a symptom of leprosy?

Can nose bleeds be a symptom of leprosy?

Skin lesions: Skin lesions are the primary external sign.[3] left untreated, leprosy can be progressive, causing permanent damage to the skin, nerves, limbs, and eyes and lack of sensation in taht area infected. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hansen disease?

What are the symptoms of hansen disease?

Leprosy: There are multiple forms of hansen disease, major ones being lepromatous, characterized by disfiguring skin lesions affecting face, hands and feet with loss of tissue. Tuberculoid leprosy caused painful neuropathy, later loss of sensation and loss of fingers, toes, nasal septum etc. Check this site:
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/leprosy-symptoms-treatments-history. ...Read more

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Can you catch leprosy anywhere in the u.S.?

Yes: Yes, but there are very few active cases of leprosy and you must have close contact in order that the disease is transmitted. ...Read more

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Does anyone know about the prevalence of leprosy (the hansen disease) in the u.S.)?

Rare: There are about 6, 500 people w Leprosy in the US. In 2009 there were 213 new US cases. Most new cases are in: California, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York & Texas. Leprosy may be transmitted by close contacts with infected armadillos or humans. 95% of people are immune to Leprosy. It is often called the least contagious of the infectious diseases. ...Read more

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What is leprosy?

Leprosy: Or Hansen's Disease is an infection caused by Mycobacterium lepromatosis & Mycobacterium Leprae. One may carry these bacteria for five to 20 years before becoming symptomatic. There may be loss of body parts due to inability to feel pain leading to recurrent injuries. ...Read more

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How does leprosy spread?

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 from an infected person. ...Read more

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Does leprosy cause death?

Leprosy: According to World Health Organization “Mortality in leprosy is often not considered important since the disease is rarely an immediate cause of death.” Indirect effects of Lepromatous Leprosy ^ mortality 3.5 to 4 x higher than general population. Non-lepromatous Leprosy mortality rate was up to 2 x higher than general population. ...Read more

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Why haven't we cured leprosy?

We have: Leprosy is curable for the individual patient. May be you mean, why have we not eliminated leprosy? If that is the question, the answers include lack of an effective vaccine and failure to eliminate poverty. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about leprosy?

Leprosy: Or Hansen's Disease is an infection caused by Mycobacterium lepromatosis & Mycobacterium Leprae. One may carry these bacteria for five to 20 years before becoming symptomatic. There may be loss of body parts due to inability to feel pain leading to recurrent injuries. ...Read more

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Can leprosy maime you for life?

A /W Dr. Friedlander: YES. One may carry these bacteria for five to 20 years before becoming symptomatic. Granulomas can form on nerves, eyes, skin & in respiratory tract. There may be loss of body parts due to inability to feel pain leading to recurrent injuries & secondary infections. If Leprosy is not treated the symptoms will progress over time. Leprosy is however curable. ...Read more

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How quickly does leprosy spread?

Very Slowly: Leprosy is often called the least contagious of the infectious diseases. One may carry these bacteria for five to 20 years before becoming symptomatic. ...Read more

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What is leprosy (hansen's disease)?

Leprosy: Or Hansen's Disease is an infection caused by Mycobacterium lepromatosis & Mycobacterium Leprae. One may carry these bacteria for five to 20 years before becoming symptomatic. Granulomas can form on nerves, eyes, skin & in respiratory tract. There may be loss of body parts due to inability to feel pain leading to recurrent injuries & secondary infections. If Leprosy is not treated the symptoms ...Read more

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What is leprosy (hansen's disease)?

Leprosy: Or Hansen's Disease is an infection caused by Mycobacterium lepromatosis & Mycobacterium Leprae. One may carry these bacteria for five to 20 years before becoming symptomatic. Granulomas can form on nerves, eyes, skin & in respiratory tract. There may be loss of body parts due to inability to feel pain leading to recurrent injuries & secondary infections. If Leprosy is not treated sx's will ^ ...Read more

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Can you get leprosy more than once?

Re-infection: About 95% of people have natural immunity to Leprosy. Antibiotic tx is very effective. However, it stands to reason that if treatment were stopped and the person is re-infected that the disease may again progress. ...Read more

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Are all the organs affected by leprosy?

Not all organs: Granulomas can form on nerves, eyes, skin & in respiratory tract. There may be loss of body parts due to inability to feel pain leading to recurrent injuries & secondary infections. ...Read more

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Can you catch leprosy if visiting colony?

Agree w Dr. Raff: Leprosy is often called the least contagious of the infectious diseases. One may carry these bacteria for five to 20 years before becoming symptomatic. About 95% of people have natural immunity to Leprosy. It is most likely that leprosy is transmitted by nasal droplets. It take a great deal of interaction normally - to transmit. ...Read more

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