What is Leprosy?

This is disease is caused by mycobacterium. Resemblance to tuberculosis, this disease affects the peripheral nervous system and causes the permanent numbness of digits, toes, nose ,ears and other parts.

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hi doctor my mother inlow has been suffering from leprosy from last 1 year,all body has infected now,treatment has going well but I am worried...

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Thanks for posting in HCM.
I understand your concern.
Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease (HD), is a long term infection caused by the...

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Hi doctor ...i am a leprosy patient and had taken treatment for two times ...both the times incomplete treat ment because of jaundice i had to...

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Of the three drugs (rifampicin, dapsone and clofazimine) used in the treatment of multi-bacillary leprosy, bothe rifampicin and dapsone are...

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Hello Doctor, I had suffered from Leprosy 10 yrs back taken whole treatment but in aug 2012 what i realised that in my hands there was muscles pain...

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hi,as per symptoms mentioned it is type 2reaction of leprosy i.e erthema nodosum leprosum .continue short course of steroids in low doses.get a...

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