About Leprosy

Leprosy is a disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. It is highly contagious and can have effects throughout the body, including the:
 
  • Skin
  • Nerves
  • Mucous membranes
  • Eyes
  • Muscles
  • Bones
  • Testes.
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Symptoms of leprosy vary widely and are based on several different factors, one of which is the type of leprosy a person has. In fact, other conditions share similar symptoms, and these diseases will have to be ruled out when considering a leprosy diagnosis.
 
(Click Leprosy to learn more about this condition, including who it affects, how a diagnosis is made, treatment options, and more.)
 

About Leprosy

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