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What is leprosy (hansen's disease)?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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. 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

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. 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
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