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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