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Could plastic surgery cure leprosy?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: No but treat complic

Plastic surgery cannot cure leprosy but it can treat complications of leprosy once it is cured.

In brief: No but treat complic

Plastic surgery cannot cure leprosy but it can treat complications of leprosy once it is cured.
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Leprosy is an infection caused by Mycobacterium leprae that requires long term treatment with more than one antibiotics and sometimes immune suppressives.
Treatment should be continued for 6 months to one year or even longer. It is curable and usually will not require surgery

In brief: No

Leprosy is an infection caused by Mycobacterium leprae that requires long term treatment with more than one antibiotics and sometimes immune suppressives.
Treatment should be continued for 6 months to one year or even longer. It is curable and usually will not require surgery
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Agree w earlier

responses. About 95% of people have natural immunity to Leprosy.
Leprosy is a bacterial infection which is usually treated with combo of antibiotics (dapson, rifampicin or clofazimine.) If the person has been infected for a long time - they may have deformities which could be addressed through plastic surgery.

In brief: Agree w earlier

responses. About 95% of people have natural immunity to Leprosy.
Leprosy is a bacterial infection which is usually treated with combo of antibiotics (dapson, rifampicin or clofazimine.) If the person has been infected for a long time - they may have deformities which could be addressed through plastic surgery.
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Dr. Marcus Peterson
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Leprosy is bacteria

Leprosy is caused by a bacteria so you can not cure it with plastic surgery.
Leprosy can leave some damaged tissue and scars once it is treated and plastic surgery can help in this setting.

In brief: Leprosy is bacteria

Leprosy is caused by a bacteria so you can not cure it with plastic surgery.
Leprosy can leave some damaged tissue and scars once it is treated and plastic surgery can help in this setting.
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