How is leprosy diagnosed?
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Asked in Leprosy
Who else should be tested when a person is diagnosed with leprosy?
Asked in Health, Infectious Diseases, Leprosy
Has the disease leprosy been eradicated or does it still exist?
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Leprosy
How does the body react to leprosy?
Some people are genetically resistant to leprosy, probably and no matter what, they do not get leprosy. Other with tuberculous type of leprosy have high resistance to leprosy. Those with lepromatous type of leprosy have least resistance to leprosy germs. The intermediate leprosy type have intermediate resistance to leprosy germs. Body reacts to leprosy by trying to kill the leprosy causing germs. There is an inflammatory response.
Asked in Leprosy
How many leprosy patients have had close contact with an infected family member?
How does leprosy affect daily lives?
If it goes untreated the hands and feet get distorted, faces can also get disfigured from leprosy, eye problems even blindness, nerve damage, and muscle weakness, there is also pain associated with leprosy. People that get it some times can't walk or take care of them selves properly, some of them can't work. People that contract it are often rejected or abandond by their family and or loved ones. But if leprosy is diagnosed and treated early then many of the symptoms can be prevented.
Asked in Demographics
How many people die a year from leprosy?
Leprosy itself is rarely fatal. People with leprosy die of other diseases because their body is compromised by the disease of leprosy. Given that, according to the 2004 World Health Record (from the World Health Organization) the Leprosy death statistics for the year 2002 by worldwide region: About 1,000 deaths from leprosy in The Americas About 3,000 deaths from leprosy in South East Asia About 1,000 deaths from leprosy in Eastern Mediterranean About 1,000 deaths from leprosy in Western Pacific