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What are tumors of the skin typically associated with hansen's disease?
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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
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In brief: Leprosy
Hansen's disease is leprosy, which is an infection caused by mycobactrium leprae.
The "tumors" or bumps you see in the skin of leprosy are a result of a type of inflammation. They are not growths we typically think in tumors. Leprosy classification is based on the type of immune response. The nodules (or tumor looking lesions) are seen in people lepromatous leprosy.

In brief: Leprosy
Hansen's disease is leprosy, which is an infection caused by mycobactrium leprae.
The "tumors" or bumps you see in the skin of leprosy are a result of a type of inflammation. They are not growths we typically think in tumors. Leprosy classification is based on the type of immune response. The nodules (or tumor looking lesions) are seen in people lepromatous leprosy.
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology
In brief: You can
You get nodules and lesions associated with the leprosy bacteria.

In brief: You can
You get nodules and lesions associated with the leprosy bacteria.
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