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LC control 85076084
LC classificationQR201.L5 Bacteriology
RA644.L3 Public health
RC154 RC154.9 Internal medicine
Topical headingLeprosy
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Variant(s)Hansen disease
Hansen's disease
See alsoMycobacterial diseases
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Found inMeSH, Nov. 16, 2017 (Leprosy. UF Hansen Disease; Hansen's Disease. SN A chronic granulomatous infection caused by Mycobacterium leprae. The granulomatous lesions are manifested in the skin, the mucous membranes, and the peripheral nerves. Two polar or principal types are lepromatous and tuberculoid)
Americana, 2000: v. 17, p. 245 (Leprosy: In 1874 the leprosy bacillus was discovered by the Norwegian physician Gerhard Hansen, and the disease is sometimes popularly known as Hansen's disease though the term is not used by physicians) v. 13, p. 779 (Hansen's disease: a communicable bacterial disease better known as leprosy)
Encarta world Eng. dict. (leprosy)
Inter. dict. med. biol. (hanseniasis: a rarely used term for leprosy)
World Health Organization fact sheets website, Nov. 16, 2017: Leprosy (Leprosy is a chronic disease caused by a bacillus, Mycobacterium leprae)
National Hansen's Disease (Leprosy) Program caring and curing since 1894, via U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration website, Nov. 16, 2017 (Hansen's disease, also known as leprosy, is a chronic bacterial disease that primarily affects the skin, peripheral nerves and upper airway. Feared as a highly contagious and devastating disease, it is well established that Hansen's disease (leprosy) is not highly transmissible, is very treatable, and, with early diagnosis and treatment, is not disabling)
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, Nov. 16, 2017: Diseases & conditions > Hansen's disease (Hansen's Disease (Leprosy). Hansen's disease (also known as leprosy) is an infection caused by slow-growing bacteria called Mycobacterium leprae. It can affect the nerves, skin, eyes, and lining of the nose (nasal mucosa). With early diagnosis and treatment, the disease can be cured. People with Hansen's disease can continue to work and lead an active life during and after treatment.)
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases website, Nov. 16, 2017: Diseases & conditions > Leprosy (Hansen's disease) (Leprosy (Hansen's Disease) is a chronic infectious disease that primarily affects the peripheral nerves, skin, upper respiratory tract, eyes, and nasal mucosa (lining of the nose). The disease is caused by a bacillus (rod-shaped) bacterium known as Mycobacterium leprae; Researchers are exploring more avenues than ever before in the search for solutions to leprosy, now that the genome of M. leprae has been sequenced)