Possible Causes for Leprosy in USA

  • Multibacillary Leprosies
  • Launois Syndrome
  • Setleis Syndrome

    Setleis syndrome belongs to a group of focal facial dermal dysplasias (often termed focal facial dermal dysplasia type 3), genetic disorders characterized by bitemporal scar-like or atrophic skin lesions that resemble forceps marks. Several clinical features are used to distinguish Setleis syndrome, and the diagnosis…[1]

  • Cluster Headache

    Cluster headache is a condition, characterized by recurrent severe headaches particularly on one side of the head. It is a neurological disorder, wherein the affected individuals would also experience associated symptoms such as conjunctival injection, nasal congestion, rhinorrhea, miosis or ptosis. Development of…[2]

  • Nephrotic Syndrome
    Lipoid Nephrosis

    Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) Diabetes mellitus Sarcoidosis Drugs (such as corticosteroids, gold, intravenous heroin) Malignancy (cancer) Bacterial infections, e.g. leprosy[3]

  • Osteoradionecrosis of the Jaw
    Necrosis of the Jaw
  • Rheumatoid Nodule
    Fibrinoid Necrosis

    The rheumatoid nodule is the most common extra-articular manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis. They occur in about 20 to 25% patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid nodules are usually situated near bony structures close to a joint and primarily located in the subcutaneous tissue.[4]

  • Noma
    Necrosis of the Jaw

    Noma (cancrum oris, gangrenous stomatitis) is a severe gangrenous disease of orofacial tissues seen in malnourished children. Before necrosis the following are common presentations: Poor oral hygiene Excessive salivation Malodour from the mouth Grey discoloration Gingival ulcer formation These are followed by rapid,…[5]

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Fibrinoid Necrosis

    Systemic lupus erythematosus, abbreviated as SLE, is an autoimmune disease which primarily strikes women. Majority of the individuals with SLE experience joint pain, accompanied by swelling. Arthritis is also a common complaint. In addition to these, individuals also experience pain in chest, hair loss, and development of…[6]

  • Acrodynia
    Necrosis of the Jaw

    Acrodynia is a condition of pain and dusky pink discoloration in the hands and feet most often seen in children chronically exposed to heavy metals, especially mercury. The word acrodynia is derived from the Greek, where ακρος means end or extremity and οδυνη means pain. As such, it might be (erroneously) used to…[7]


Leprosy (Hansen's disease) is an infection caused by the acid-fast, rod-shaped bacillus Mycobacterium leprae. Untreated, leprosy causes progressive and permanent damage to the skin, eyes, nerves and limbs.

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  1. Setleis Syndrome, Symptoma
  2. Cluster Headache, Symptoma
  3. Wikipedia: Nephrotic syndrome, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  4. Rheumatoid Nodule, Symptoma
  5. Noma, Symptoma
  6. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Symptoma
  7. Wikipedia: Acrodynia, CC-BY-SA-3.0