Results for: Leprosy

How do you get leprosy?

It is caused by a bacteria (a rod-shaped bacillus) called Mycobacterium leprae and is spread by airborne droplets such as when someone coughs or sneezes. It appears possible t (MORE)

What is leprosy?

Leprosy is a slowly progressing bacterial infection that affects the skin, peripheral nerves in the hands and feet, and mucous membranes of the nose, throat, and eyes. It is n (MORE)
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Discoverer of leprosy?

Leprosy is also known as Hansen's Disease (HD) - named after physician Gerhard Armauer Hansen.
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Symptoms of leprosy?

According to Wikipedia, the infection is characterized by abnormal changes of the skin. These changes, called lesions, are at first flat and red. Upon enlarging, they have irr (MORE)

Where do you get leprosy?

Although it is rare in industrialized nations, Leprosy (also called 'Hansen's disease') is a chronic bacterial disease of the skin, the nerves in the hands and feet and, in so (MORE)
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Do you have leprosy in Australia?

Yes, but it is rare. According to a report made in 2007, the incidence of leprosy in Australia is about one case for every million people, but higher in Aboriginal Australians (MORE)

What is the diagnosis for leprosy?

The diagnosis for leprosy is to take a sample of the lesions on the skin and check to see if Mycobacterium leprae (gram+ bacilli) will grow. However, the most common one is (MORE)