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Leprosy - Co-Existing Factors

Written by Dr. Sangamithra, MBBS | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Ramya Ananthakrishnan, MD on Aug 07, 2020
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Leprosy - Co-existing factors

Poverty: Poverty could increase the risk of the disease as it results in poor sanitation, lack of education and awareness among the people.

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Genetic: There is evidence of genetic effect against the leprae bacillus infection. Human leukocyte antigen (HLA-DR2) is associated with the tuberculoid type of infection and HLA-MTI and HLA-DQ1 with lepromatous disease.

Traveling to underdeveloped countries: It is confined mainly but not exclusively to the under developed areas of the tropics and the southern hemisphere. South, South East Asia and Brazil are the most affected area.

Close association with infected person: Leprosy though is not a highly communicable disease, can spread to people who are in close contact with the infected person.

Leprosy - References

  1. Leprosy elimination - (http://www.who.int/lep/)
  2. Leprosy - (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001347.htm)

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sureshbbau768

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

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

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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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