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Why Do People With Leprosy Get Deformed Bones
Weak bones: Leprosy is an infection like tuberculosis and can deform bones in several ways. It can invade bone and replace marrow with granulation tissue and cysts weakening it so that norma force on it causes the bone bends over time from. It can damage the nerves and blood supply which affect bone formation. It can cause osteoporosis. Generally bone deformity is only seen in advanced cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Leprosy - uncommon: Per WHO- Leprosy in endemic in 91 countries. Over 50% of Leprosy in the world is centered in India. There are areas of high prevalence within Nepal, Burma, Brazil, Tanzania, Madagascar & Mozambique. According to WHO at the end of 2012 there were 189,018 cases of Leprosy world-wide.There are about 6,500 people w Leprosy in the US. In 2009 there were 213 new US cases. Most new cases are in: ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a relationship with a woman who travel once a year to India for Ayurvedic treatments. Can she get leprosy and transmit It to me trough sex?
Not to worry: Leprosy is often called the least contagious of 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 lenghty & close contact with nasal droplets from an infected person. Of interest - after 2 weeks of treatment many lepers are no longer infectious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do people still die of leprosy or is that a disease thats been eliminated from the world? If so, where is this disease still widespread? Just curious
Leprosy: Per WHO- Leprosy in endemic in 91 countries. Over 50% of Leprosy in the world is centered in India. There are areas of high prevalence within Nepal, Burma, Brazil, Tanzania, Madagascar & Mozambique. 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 > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Agree w Dr. Raff: First off - 95% of people are immune to Mycobacterium leprae. It is most likely that leprosy is transmitted by lengthy & close contact with nasal droplets (such as sneeze or cough) from an infected person. I have been reading about leprosy and have found no literature indicating that leprosy can be spread through bed linens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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