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Friday, November 20, 2015

What Is Leprosy Disease And What Are The Symptoms Of Leprosy?

What is leprosy disease?


Leprosy is a disease that affects the nerves, skin, the nasal Mucosa, the testicles and damage the eyes. The cause is a bacterium. The disease is best known for the severe mutilation that some people get. In Netherlands, the disease almost not for (less than ten times a year). Usually, people have suffered the disease abroad.

What is leprosy disease and what are the symptoms of leprosy? | pictures of leprosy


There are several types of leprosy that not all equally serious. Leprosy is often only in the skin, but can affect the whole body. Leprosy usually causes only complaints after five to seven years after infection.

What are the symptoms of leprosy?


  1. The first and most obvious symptoms are skin changes. Some people get white spots, others swellings. Sometimes disappears the body hair on certain places.
  2. The feeling in the skin decreases, making people light touch and heat and cold no longer feel. Also feel they do not fire wounds or blisters. If these are not properly taken care of skin damage, born mutilations.
  3. The nasal septum can go ulcers which sometimes makes it almost disappears.
  4. Sometimes blindness after damage to the eye.
  5. Men can be infertile and impotent.
  6. At deterioration of certain nerve cells paralyses.
Probably, the bacterium through the respiratory tract or through wounds the body inside. In most people, the immune system strong enough to fight the bacteria. 95% of the people who come into contact with the bacterium is not sick.

A combination of three different kinds of antibiotics can cure leprosy.

Another name for leprosy is Hansen's disease.

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