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Leprosy - Causes

Leprosy is caused by Mycobacterium leprae, which is an aerobic (oxygen dependant) rod shaped acid-fast bacillus that spreads through droplet infection. It has never been grown in culture media but has been grown in footpads of the nine-banded armadillos. This bacterium has a long incubation period of 5 years in man and multiplies very slowly. Children are more susceptible than adults. Man is the only source of infection. They mainly spread through droplet infection. A large number of bacteria are shed in the nasal secretions and from the superficial lesions and nasal secretions of the multibacillary type of leprosy.

Mode of entry: respiratory tract or skin.
Asymptomatic infections are very common.


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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 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 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....
sureshbbau768 Tuesday, August 6, 2013
its avery informative article thank you
shahnikunj Friday, March 15, 2013
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
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guest Tuesday, June 15, 2010
i am infected hansen disease(BL)since 2003 and i take my MDT from 2005 to 2007 but problem is some nodules appears in my body, when i take prednisolene then its disappear,so, please tell me can i prevent this disease and how long i take prednisolene?
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