Leprosy – is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium Leprae, an acid-fast, rod-shaped bacillus that mainly affects the skin, Peripheral nerves, mucosa of the upper respiratory tract and eyes. 

  • Leprosy is and infectious disease directly transmitted from man to man.
  • It is acquired through Prolonged Exposure.
  • It is Transmitted from one untreated person to another via the respiratory tract.
  • Only a small proportion of the population is affected (5-10%).

Diagnosis of Leprosy

       Diagnosis of leprosy is mainly based on linical signs and symptoms.

Only in rare instances is there a need to use laboratory and other investigations to confirm a diagnosis of leprosy

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