Leprosy

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History of Leprosy

Leprosy is one of the oldest maladies and is well recognized in the oldest civilization of China, Egypt and India as a contagious, mutilating and incurable disease. The humans feared it because it resulted in disfigurement and physical disabilities, which are irreversible. Leprosy is also associated with a lot of stigma and in ancient times the community shunned people affected with leprosy into separate leper colonies

Leprosy is believed to have existed in Egypt as long ago as 4000 BC and in India and Japan earlier than 1000 BC. It is also called as the infectious disease of the East. It later spread to Europe and British Isles and by 13th centaury it reached epidemic proportions.

Leprosy

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hi this is sureshbabu.i have effected with hanseen disease,and i used MDT for one and half year,and doctors told to stop me and do some exercise..now main problem is one of my right hand fingers are clawed and it is shivering,and my skin turn into black on my face....tell me it is dangerous disease..how could i solve it i am doing small exercises but my fingers are same..please tell me and please helping to me...and my thinking too much on this unable to concentrate on anyhing...can i go to physiotheraphy...will the fingers come into normal...or can i go GYM and do exercises please please please help me....

shahnikunj

its avery informative article thank you

gayani

Is it dangerous in any way to make a patient who is undergoing treatment take up writing exercises as physiotherapy to get the fingers working again?The fingers are clawed in the right hand and the patient has been asked o come in for physiotherapy sessions as well

Thanks a lot for providing qualitative & updated news about leprosy.Really this website has enhanced my leprosy knowledge.

dearmehraj

i am a medical student requires a detail study of leprosy for seminar & i found your website very informative. Thank you, best regards.

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