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Can nose bleeds be a symptom of leprosy?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not commonly

And dr hadied has provided a very nice photo of leonine facies.
Leprosy is famous from the bible, and fr damien and moloki as a leper colony. The hansen's bacillus, the organism causing leprosy, damages nerves dominantly, and injury from inability to feel pain.. While it could cause nose bleeds, nose picking is the most common cause, medications (warfarin) and dry mucosa of any etiology higher.

In brief: Not commonly

And dr hadied has provided a very nice photo of leonine facies.
Leprosy is famous from the bible, and fr damien and moloki as a leper colony. The hansen's bacillus, the organism causing leprosy, damages nerves dominantly, and injury from inability to feel pain.. While it could cause nose bleeds, nose picking is the most common cause, medications (warfarin) and dry mucosa of any etiology higher.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

F leprosy damages the lining of the nose, it can cause frequent nosebleeds and constant stuffiness.

In brief: Yes

F leprosy damages the lining of the nose, it can cause frequent nosebleeds and constant stuffiness.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Nasal congestion & nose bleeds are common sx's of leprosy.

In brief: Yes

Nasal congestion & nose bleeds are common sx's of leprosy.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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