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 BPHC - Frequently Asked Questions
Hansen's disease mainly presents as a rash on the trunk or extremities.
Hansen's disease (HD), erroneously associated with biblical leprosy, is a complex infectious disease.
The largest numbers of Hansen's disease patients continue to be in Southeast Asia and Central Africa with smaller numbers in South and Central America.
bphc.hrsa.gov /nhdp/FAQS_MAIN_PAGE.htm   (1457 words)

  
 Leprosy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Multibacillary Hansen's disease is associated with symmetric skin lesions, nodules, plaques, thickened dermis, and frequent involvement of the nasal mucosa resulting in nasal congestion and epistaxis (nose bleeds).
Sufferers of Hansen's disease have historically been known as lepers, however this term is falling into disuse as a result of the diminishing number of leprosy patients and the pejorative connotations of the term.
Hansen's disease is one of the infectious diseases tracked passively by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Leprosy   (1156 words)

  
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Hansen's disease is a chronic and infectious disease caused by a leprous bacillus.
Diseases : Infectious Diseases : Mycobacterial : Hansen's Disease
Hansen's disease is an ancient stigmatizing disease of mainly the skin, peripheral nerves, eyes and nose.
www.diseasedirectory.net /Infectious_Diseases/Mycobacterial/Hansen's_Disease/default.aspx   (817 words)

  
 Mycobacterium lepraeleprosy
This is why this organism is sometimes known as "Hansen’s bacillus" and the disease it causes, is known as "Hansen’s disease".
Hansen’s disease is totally curable, even though it sometimes has lasting deformities and psychological problems afterwards.
Mycobacterium lepraeleprosy is an obligate, intracellular parasite that causes a chronic mycobacterial disease in man. This rod-like bacillus with a length of 2-7 um and a width of 0.3-0.4 um (1 um=1/1000 of a mm), was first discovered in 1873 in Norway by G. Armauer Hansen.
www.lcusd.net /lchs/mewoldsen/Hansen'sdisease.html   (1271 words)

  
 BPHC - Frequently Asked Questions
Hansen's disease mainly presents as a rash on the trunk or extremities.
Hansen's disease (HD), erroneously associated with biblical leprosy, is a complex infectious disease.
Household contacts who have a questionable skin rash should have a skin biopsy to determine whether or not Hansen's disease is present.
bphc.hrsa.gov /nhdp/FAQS_MAIN_PAGE.htm   (1457 words)

  
 Torii Online
Hansen’s disease or leprosy is an infectious and chronic disease triggered by a leprous bacillus.
Even though in 1873, Dr. Gerhard Armauer Hansen, Norway, discovered it as a simple infectious disease, Japanese society discriminated the patients and kept them isolated under bad conditions and with little care until recent years.
Resurrection Hospital, which was built in 1890 as the first hospital for Hansen’s disease by a French catholic priest, currently has 15 Hansen’s disease patients.
www.usarj.army.mil /archives/archives/2003/jan/10/AroundZama/story03.htm   (384 words)

  
 Bug Bytes, April 19, 2002 - Minnesota Dept. of Health
Paucibacillary (tuberculoid) Hansen's disease is treated with a single dose of multi-drug therapy or (for patients with more than one skin lesion) daily dapsone and once a month rifampin (supervised) for 6 months.
Hansen's disease typically is diagnosed by clinical findings, since the causative agent, Mycobacterium leprae, normally cannot be grown in the laboratory.
More information may be obtained from the National Hansen's Disease Program's web site at http://bphc.hrsa.gov/nhdp/default.htm or by contacting the MDH Tuberculosis Program (612-676-5414), to which the diagnosis of Hansen's disease in Minnesota should be reported.
www.health.state.mn.us /divs/idepc/newsletters/bugbytes/0206bb.html   (1153 words)

  
 Frequently Asked Questions about Kalaupapa
Hansen’s disease is one of the least contagious of all communicable diseases.
Hansen’s disease (named for Norwegian scientist Gerhard Armauer Hansen) is a chronic, infectious disease caused by a bacillus, Mycobacterium leprae.
This disease usually affects the nerves, skin and eyes.
www.nps.gov /kala/docs/faq.htm   (1263 words)

  
 Hội Bạn Ngừơi Cùi
Armauer Hansen discovered that leprosy was not a hereditary disease, it was caused by a bacterium which he called the “leprosy bacillus”.
The total number of people who contracted Hansen’s Disease in the past was unknown, but a report by World Health Organization in 1985 stated that there were then 10 million victims in all the world and fortunately this number has now decreased to only 2 millions in the new millennium.
Although leprosy is a skin disease which may be contagious on direct contact, medical researches have shown that 95 per cent of world population has natural inborn immunity against Hansen’s baccillus.
www.nguoicui.org /hbnc/thongtin/help.shtml   (1608 words)

  
 Recent advances in the treatment of leprosy
Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease, is a chronic infectious disease that primarily affects the skin, the peripheral nerves, the upper respiratory tract, and the eyes.[1] The causative agent is an acid-fast bacterium, Mycobacterium leprae, first identified in 1873 by the Norwegian physician, Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen.
Leprosy, a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae, was identified by G. Hansen in 1873.
The different clinical presentations of the disease are determined by the quality of the host immune response.
dermatology.cdlib.org /92/reviews/leprosy/ishii.html   (5166 words)

  
 Research Paper on Leprosy
Leprosy or Hansen's Disease, is a disease that affects primarily the skin and nerves.
It was discovered in 1874 by a Norwegian physician Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen.The disease was thought to have started somewhere in India and then was past on to Africa and Europe.
In the past few years doctors have been working on a leprosy vaccine that would hopefully one day get rid of the disease.
www.paper-research.com /paper/Leprosy-16601.html   (168 words)

  
 Leprosy Example Essays.com - Over 101,000 essays, term papers and book reports!
This disease, caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium Leprae, was discovered in 1873 by a scientist named of Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen, but has been found in the Veda books from India that date back as far as 600-400 BC.
Leprosy Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, is a chronic infectious disease that usually affects the skin and nerves and has plagued the human race over many years.
In this paper, every aspect of this ancient, horrible disease will be discussed in great detail.
www.exampleessays.com /viewpaper/64128.html   (288 words)

  
 leprosy.html
Armauer G. Hansen discovered the bacterium that causes leprosy in 1873, and it was the first bacterium to be identified as causing disease in man. However, good treatment for leprosy only appeared in the late 1940s with the introduction of the antibacterial drug dapsone, and its derivatives.
Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease, is endemic to Texas, Louisiana and Hawaii as well as Mexico, the Caribbean, almost all of South America, Southern Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, and most of the islands in the Pacific, he says.
Most people, however, fall in the middle of the spectrum, where treatment with antibiotics not only can arrest the disease, but may cure it.
www.usc.edu /hsc/info/pr/hmm/97spring/leprosy.html   (1000 words)

  
 Health page
LEPROSY or Hansen’s Disease is a chronic, infectious disease of human beings that primarily affects the skin, mucous membranes, and nerves.
The leprosy bacillus was identified in 1874 by the Norwegian physician Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen.
The disease is caused by a rod-shaped bacillus, Mycobacterium leprae, which is similar to the bacillus that causes tuberculosis.
www.thenational.com.pg /0129/health2.htm   (481 words)

  
 Hansen
Researchers are examining new ways of early detection of Hansen’s disease, eliminating nerve damage associated with it and trying to fully understand exactly how leprosy is transmitted.
Although respiratory transmission is still not certain, other possible ways to contract Hansen’s disease is through broken skin, though this is not proven (2).
This disease can be transmitted from person to person by means of droplets in the air from coughing or sneezing (1).
www.austin.cc.tx.us /microbio/2704/ml.htm   (735 words)

  
 THE MICROBIOLOGY OF LEPROSY (Hansen's Disease)
These notes are designed to stimulate an awareness of the problem that Leprosy (Hansen's Disease or H.D.) still presents in many countries around the world.
It is of extreme importance that no patient suffering from malnutrition, tinea, worm infiltration, leukaderma (vitiligo) etc., with such doubtful hypopigmented skin patches, be diagnosed as having Indeterminate leprosy, especially where stigma against Hansen’s Disease prevails.
It was first discovered in 1873, in Norway, by G. Armauer Hansen.
www.webspawner.com /users/mlepbacillus   (2107 words)

  
 Brazil - Brasil - BRAZZIL - News from Brazil - Leprosy (Hansen's Disease} Still Big Problem - Brazilian Health - September 2004
Leprosy is also known as Hansen's Disease (and is commonly referred to as hanseníase in medical and media reference to the disease in Brazil), after Gerhard Armauer Hansen, the Norwegian scientist who first observed the bacillus under a microscope in 1873 and identified it as the cause of leprosy.
MORHAN (the Movement for the Reintegration of people affected by Hansen's Disease), a non-governmental organization with offices in nearly every state of Brazil, organizes educational campaigns in schools and in the media designed to reduce stigma and to increase the potential for patients to diagnosis themselves and seek the appropriate treatment at a health post.
She is a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology and Geography at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. She is currently writing a book about her research, conducted in 1998-1999 on a grant from the Fulbright Organization, on leprosy in Rio de Janeiro.
www.brazzil.com /2004/html/articles/sep04/p109sep04.htm   (1503 words)

  
 A Great Guy seeks a Great Lady : Friday Fact! 1998
Leprosy or Hansen's Disease is a chronic, infectious disease of human beings that primarily affects the skin, mucous membranes, and nerves.
The leprosy bacillus was identified in 1874 by the Norwegian physician Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen.
The disease is caused by a rod-shaped bacillus (bacteria) which is similar to the bacillus that causes tuberculosis.
www.greatguy.com /friday.htm   (9692 words)

  
 Gerhard Armauer Hansen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hansen remained medical officer for leprosy in Norway and it was through his efforts that the leprosy acts of 1877 and 1885 were passed, leading to a steady decline of the disease in Norway from 1,800 known cases in 1875 to just 575 cases in 1901.
Hansen had suffered from syphilis since the 1860s but died of heart disease.
Hansen's claim was injured by his failure to produce a pure culture in an artificial medium or to prove that the rod-shaped organisms were infectious.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/G._A._Hansen   (430 words)

  
 Gerhard Armauer Hansen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hansen remained medical officer for leprosy in Norway and it was through his efforts that the leprosy acts of 1877 and 1885 were passed, leading to a steady decline of the disease in Norway from 1,800 known cases in 1875 to just 575 cases in 1901.
Hansen had suffered from syphilis since the 1860s but died of heart disease.
Gerhard Henrick Armauer Hansen (July 29, 1841- February 12, 1912) was a Norwegian physician, remembered for his identification of Mycobacterium leprae as the causative agent of leprosy in 1873.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/G._A._Hansen   (430 words)

  
 Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen (www.whonamedit.com)
Hansen quickly concluded on the basis of epidemiological studies that leprosy was a specific disease that must have a specific cause, not an inheritable plague holding man hostage.
Hansen’s sentence was less severe than it might seem, however, since he was allowed to retain his position as leprosy medical officer for the entire country of Norway - an appointment conferred on him in 1875 and one that held until his death.
Armauer Hansen was a radical in his time, an atheist with a hostile attitude to the church.
www.whonamedit.com /doctor.cfm/596.html   (5073 words)

  
 Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen (www.whonamedit.com)
Hansen quickly concluded on the basis of epidemiological studies that leprosy was a specific disease that must have a specific cause, not an inheritable plague holding man hostage.
The author is the granddaughter of Gerhard Armauer Hansen, and the daughter of Daniel Cornelius Armauer-Hansen.
Hansen’s sentence was less severe than it might seem, however, since he was allowed to retain his position as leprosy medical officer for the entire country of Norway - an appointment conferred on him in 1875 and one that held until his death.
www.whonamedit.com /doctor.cfm/596.html   (5073 words)

  
 Leprosy History Summary
Until the mid-nineteenth century, Hansen's disease was thought to be a hereditary condition or a disease of the blood.
Hansen's career at the Lungegard Hospital came to an end in 1880 when he inoculated one of his patients with live leprosy bacilli without obtaining her permission.
Hansen was born in Bergen, Norway, on July 29, 1841.
www.bookrags.com /history/health/leprosy-woh   (619 words)

  
 Leprosy History
Because of Dr. Hansen's work, leprosy is also called Hansen's Disease.
This was 1873, and Hansen's discovery was revolutionary.
1873: Dr. Armauer Hansen of Norway was the first to see the leprosy germ under a microscope.
www.leprosy.org /LEPhistory.html   (294 words)

  
 The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: leprosy @ HighBeam Research
Diseases that probably included the malady now known as Hansen's disease are described as leprosy in the Bible; segregation and disinfection were advocated as methods of control (Lev.
LEPROSY [leprosy] or Hansen's disease, chronic, mildly infectious malady capable of producing, when untreated, various deformities and disfigurements.
It is caused by the rod-shaped bacterium Mycobacterium leprae, first described by G. Armauer Hansen, a Norwegian physician, in 1874.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1E1:leprosy&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (552 words)

  
 Nomination Form: UNESCO-CI
Leprosy or Hansen’s Disease has always been a problem of the poor and is still a scourge in some parts of the world.
Today leprosy is practically non-existant in Europe, and although there are still 10-15 million lepers in the rest of the world (where it is often called Hansen’s Disease) the number of new cases is said to have reached almost a standstill.
This might be one of the reasons why Bergen in the middle of the 19th century became the scientific centre of the efforts to cure leprosy, through the work of Dr. Danielsen and Dr. Armauer Hansen, who discovered the Mycrobacterium leprae in 1873.
portal.unesco.org /ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=4956&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html   (1587 words)

  
 FDA Consumer: Leprosy; out of the dark ages
There, on an antebellum plantation on the Mississippi River, Truman and his colleagues are studying armadillos and conducting other biomedical research on hansen's disease.
Until the 1940s, no effective treatment was available for leprosy, says Robert Jacobson, M.D., chief medical clinician at the Hansen's Disease Center in Carville.
Norway, where leprosy's bacterial cause was discovered by physician G. Armauer Hansen in 1873, once had 8,000 cases.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1370/is_n7_v23/ai_8017467   (1460 words)

  
 WHO/WPRO-What is leprosy?
Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by a bacteria, Mycobacterium leprae.  It is also known as Hansen's disease, named after its discoverer Gerhard Henrick Armauer Hansen.
Leprosy mainly affects the skin, the peripheral nerves, mucosa of the upper respiratory tract and the eyes.
www.wpro.who.int /sites/leprosy/leprosy_wpr/leprosy_definition.htm   (260 words)

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