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  1. May 18, 2022 · Leprosy (also called Hansen’s disease) is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae (my-co-bak-TEER-ee-um LEP-pray). It can affect your eyes, skin, mucous membranes and nerves, causing disfiguring sores and nerve damage. Leprosy has been around since ancient times.

  2. Sep 14, 2023 · What Causes Leprosy? Leprosy is caused by a slow-growing type of bacteria called Mycobacterium leprae (M. leprae). Leprosy is also known as Hansen's disease, after the scientist...

  3. › wiki › LeprosyLeprosy - Wikipedia

    Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease (HD), is a long-term infection by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae or Mycobacterium lepromatosis. Infection can lead to damage of the nerves, respiratory tract, skin, and eyes.

  4. Oct 25, 2023 · Leprosy (or Hansen’s disease) is a chronic, progressive bacterial infection that can cause disfigurement and disability if left untreated. Discover the symptoms and see pictures.

  5. Jan 27, 2023 · Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by a type of bacteria, Mycobacterium leprae. The disease predominantly affects the skin and peripheral nerves. Left untreated, the disease may cause progressive and permanent disabilities.

  6. Apr 11, 2024 · Hansen's disease is caused by slow-growing bacteria called Mycobacterium leprae and Mycobacterium lepromatosis. The disease can affect the nerves, skin, eyes, and lining of the nose. In some cases, body parts may lose their sense of touch and pain, increasing the likelihood of injuries such as cuts and burn.

  7. Leprosy, also called Hansen’s disease, is an infection caused by slow-growing bacteria that results in skin lesions and nerve damage. Now very treatable, the condition no longer requires...

  8. Oct 1, 2023 · What Causes Leprosy? Leprosy is caused by a slow-growing bacteria called Mycobacterium leprae. The bacteria spread from person to person through respiratory droplets through the nose...

  9. What causes leprosy? Why is leprosy also called Hansen's Disease? Do fingers and toes fall off when someone gets leprosy? What are the signs of leprosy? How do you catch leprosy? Is leprosy very contagious? How is leprosy treated? What side effects do the medications have? Is there leprosy in the U.S.?

  10. Leprosy is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae, an acid-fast, rod-shaped bacillus. The disease mainly affects the skin, the peripheral nerves, mucosa of the upper respiratory tract, and the eyes. Leprosy is curable and treatment in the early stages can prevent disability.

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