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Is leprosy a fatal disease?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sort of

Leprosy is a chronic slowly progressive illness and it is treatable.
Left untreated, it can cause death after a number of years of being ill with the disease.

In brief: Sort of

Leprosy is a chronic slowly progressive illness and it is treatable.
Left untreated, it can cause death after a number of years of being ill with the disease.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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. 95% of us have natural immunity to the bacteria that causes Leprosy. According to the World Health Organization – the major ^ in mortality is related to indirect effects of Leprosy rather than the disease itself.

In brief: 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. 95% of us have natural immunity to the bacteria that causes Leprosy. According to the World Health Organization – the major ^ in mortality is related to indirect effects of Leprosy rather than the disease itself.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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