Hansen's disease

What is Hansen's disease?

Hansen's disease is a chronic infection caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae and Mycobacterium lepromatosis.Initially infections are without symptoms and typically remain this way for 5 to as long as 20 years.

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Hi Dr. Siegel i have a problem on thigh since 6months as in my middle part of right thigh some porton senseless and since this moring start pain...

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The most common cause for a senseless portion of skin for more than six months is Leprosy or Hansen's disease...

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Age 52+ M, Wt. 68Kg.,5.5.5 ,Treated for Hansen Disease,FBS-107.5mg/dl,PPBS-174.6mg/dl on 7/4/2012. HbA1C %- 8.91% AVG Calculated: 156Mg /Dl on...

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reduced conduction in nerves is a part of hansens disease and you must continue the treatment regime for hansens without break.If the disease is...

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I am suffering from Hansen's Disease (pain in both feet, weakness in feet, difficulty in holding slippers, difficulty in walking & tingling &...

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Thanks for your query.

At this stage, given that you are receiving the best treatment available for this, no further tests are needed.
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