305 Possible Causes for Leprosy in USA

  • Lepromatous Leprosy

    Lepromatous leprosy is a form of leprosy characterized by pale macules in the skin. … Tuberculoid leprosy … This debilitating form of leprosy begins to spread causing the eyebrows to disappear and spongy tumor like swellings appear on the face and body.[1]

  • Leprosy

    Leprosy may also be divided into: Early and indeterminate leprosy Tuberculoid leprosy Borderline tuberculoid leprosy Borderline leprosy Borderline lepromatous leprosy Lepromatous … leprosy. … World Leprosy Day was started in 1954 to draw awareness to those affected by leprosy.[2]

  • Borderline Leprosy

    Leprosy Skin lesion … Borderline leprosy is a cutaneous skin condition with numerous skin lesions that are red irregularly shaped plaques. … What is leprosy?[3] [4]

  • Ofloxacin

    Treatment of patients with multibacillary leprosy, who cannot take rifampicin. … Treatment of patients with multibacillary leprosy, who refuse to take clofazimine. … Clinical information Uses : Single lesion paucibacillary leprosy in combination with rifampicin and minocycline.[5]

  • Skin Infection

    Bacterial Skin Infections Leprosy Leprosy is caused by a slow-growing type of bacteria called Mycobacteriumleprae (M. leprae). … Leprosy is also known as Hansen's disease, after the scientist who discovered M. leprae in 1873. … species cause syphilis , yaws and pinta Bartonella species cause cat scratch fever , bacillary angiomatosis and bartonellosis Mycobacterium species cause tuberculosis , leprosy[6] [7]

  • Tonic Pupil

    Ocular leprosy. … The eye and leprosy. … Clinical studies in ocular leprosy.[8]

  • Dapsone

    patients under leprosy multi-drug therapy. … patients under leprosy multidrug therapy. … Keywords: methahemoglobinemia, dapsone, leprosy.[9]

  • Secondary Syphilis

    J Immunol Tech Infect Dis 4:1 doi: 10.4172/2329-9541.1000129 Abstract Secondary Syphilis Mimicking Leprosy Type1 Reaction Syphilis and leprosy have cutaneous manifestations … Keywords: Syphilis; Leprosy; Diagnosis Subscription required Not yet a registered user? … In medical literature there are several clinical cases reported in which patients with syphilis were erroneously diagnosed and treated as having leprosy.[10]

  • Dactylitis

    arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, and in sickle-cell disease as result of a vasoocclusive crisis with bone infarcts, and in infectious conditions including tuberculosis and leprosy … It may also manifest in extra-pulmonary tuberculosis, congenital syphilis, gonococcal arthritis, leprosy, gout and sarcoidosis.[11] [12]

  • Sulfone

    The chemotherapy of leprosy in Nigeria. … Toxic effects of diamino diphenyl sulphone in leprosy. … Fatal reaction to dapsone during treatment of leprosy.[13]

Leprosy

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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References

  1. Lepromatous leprosy, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lepromatous_leprosy
  2. Leprosy, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leprosy
  3. Leprosy | DermNet New Zealand, http://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/leprosy/
  4. Borderline leprosy, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borderline_leprosy
  5. Drugs Used in Leprosy: Drug data sheets: Ofloxacin, http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/en/d/Jh2988e/1…
  6. Bacterial skin infections | DermNet New Zealand, http://www.dermnetnz.org/bacterial/
  7. Skin Problems & Treatments: Treatment & Care, http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatmen…
  8. Tonic pupil in leprosy, http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_artt…
  9. Methemoglobinemia and dapsone levels in patients with leprosy, http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_artt…
  10. Secondary Syphilis Mimicking Leprosy Type1 Reaction, http://www.scitechnol.com/secondary-syphilis-mi…
  11. Dactylitis, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dactylitis
  12. Dactylitis, https://www.symptoma.com/en/info/dactylitis
  13. Dapsone (sulfone) syndrome (CME) Thappa D M, Sethuraman G, http://www.ijdvl.com/article.asp?issn=0378-6323…