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  Leprosy NGO India,Leprosy Treatment Clinic India, Leprosy in india, Indian Leprosy Association, Leprosy Treatment in ...
At the beginning of 2002, the number of leprosy patients in the world was around 635000 leprosy cases, as reported by 106 countries.
At the, National level, Hon’ ble President of India Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam is the President of the Sangh and the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare is the Chairman.
Leprosy NGO India, Leprosy Treatment Clinic India, Leprosy in india, Indian Leprosy Association, Leprosy Treatment in india:An NGO offering leprosy treatment from india and a unique clinic for leprosy in india offering free treatment for poor people.
www.leprosyindia.com   (330 words)

  
 The Leprosy Mission International
is a leading international non-denominational Christian organization, with over 130 years experience in leprosy work.
As long as leprosy afflicts individuals and communities, The Leprosy Mission (TLM) is committed to doing all it can to break its power and impact.
This means not just providing a cure, but also addressing the underlying causes, working to prevent disability and to restore dignity and wholeness to people and communities affected by leprosy around the world.
www.leprosymission.org   (0 words)

  
  WHO | Leprosy Today
Today, the diagnosis and treatment of leprosy is easy and most endemic countries are striving to fully integrate leprosy services into existing general health services.
According to official reports received from 115 countries and territories, the global registered prevalence of leprosy at the beginning of 2006 stood at 219,826 cases, while the number of new cases detected during 2005 was 296,499 (excluding the small number of cases in Europe).
Information campaigns about leprosy in high risk areas are crucial so that patients and their families, who were historically ostracized from their communities, are encouraged to come forward and receive treatment.
www.who.int /lep/en   (338 words)

  
  Leprosy: symptoms, cause, treatments, risks, complications, what is it, cure, statistics
Leprosy is an infectious disease characterized by disfiguring skin lesions, peripheral nerve damage, and progressive debilitation.
Leprosy is common in many countries in the world, and in temperate, tropical, and subtropical climates.
Leprosy is a difficult disease to transmit and has a long incubation period.
www.mamashealth.com /infect/leprosy.asp   (268 words)

  
  Leprosy - MSN Encarta
Leprosy or Hansen's Disease, chronic infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae.
For this reason, leprosy primarily affects cooler, surface areas of the body, such as the skin, nerves near the skin, and the surface membranes of the nose and mouth.
The symptoms of leprosy may be caused by proliferation of the bacteria in lepromatous leprosy or by the body’s immune response to the bacteria in tuberculoid leprosy.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761578788   (2236 words)

  
 JewishEncyclopedia.com - LEPROSY
According to the Levitical text, the characteristic features of leprosy were: (1) bright white spots or patches on the skin the hair on which also was white; (2) the depression of the patches below the level of the surrounding skin; (3) the existence of "quick raw flesh"; (4) the spreading of the scab or scall.
Leprosy is an exceedingly slow disease, particularly in the beginning, and a fortnight would show absolutely no change in the vast majority of cases.
In the Talmud the classification or definition of leprosy and of its symptoms seems to be determined not by medical ideas, but by a literal and indiscriminating adherence to the letter of the Levitical law; Talmudic sages were satisfied merely with communicating the Biblical decisions.
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=208&letter=L   (2310 words)

  
 Leprosy explained - Better Health Channel.
Leprosy is a chronic bacterial infection of the skin and superficial nerves.
Leprosy is common in parts of tropical and subtropical Asia, Africa, Central and South America, some Pacific countries, and in parts of the USA.
It is considered likely that leprosy is spread from person to person in respiratory droplets or, in cases of children under one year of age, via the placenta.
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au /bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Leprosy_explained   (624 words)

  
  Leprosy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease, is an infectious disease caused by the Mycobacterium leprae bacterium that can lead to disfiguration of the body or skin.
Indeed, in Catholic tradition, those suffering from leprosy were considered to be going through Purgatory on Earth, and for this reason their suffering was considered more holy than the ordinary person's.
Aside from humans, other creatures that are known to be susceptible to leprosy are the armadillo, mangabey monkeys, rabbits, and mice (on their footpads).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Leprosy   (1890 words)

  
 NORD - National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease of humans caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae.
The intermediate subtypes are borderline tuberculoid, midborderline, and borderline lepromatous leprosy.
The Paucibacillary classification encompasses indeterminate, tuberculoid and borderline tuberculoid leprosy.
www.rarediseases.org /search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Leprosy   (637 words)

  
 leprosy - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
LEPROSY [leprosy] or Hansen's disease, chronic, mildly infectious malady capable of producing, when untreated, various deformities and disfigurements.
In lepromatous leprosy the skin lesions appear as yellow or brown infiltrated nodules (protuberances) that affect the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose, and throat.
Dapsone was the drug of choice for leprosy from the 1940s until 1980, but due to drug resistance and the necessity for long-term (sometimes lifelong) treatment, it has been replaced by a combination of drugs.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/l1/leprosy.asp   (719 words)

  
 WHO/WPRO-FAQ about leprosy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Leprosy is a chronic disease caused by a bacillus, mycobacterium leprae.
Leprosy mainly affects the skin and nerves and clinically appears in most of the cases as patches with discoloration and numbness of the affected area.
Leprosy is as old as the ancient civilizations of China, Egypt and India.
www.wpro.who.int /sites/leprosy/leprosy_wpr/leprosy_faq.htm   (608 words)

  
 LEPROSY   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Leprosy is a dreaded, insidious, loathsome disease that is caused by a bacterium, Mycobacterium leprae, which produces a skin and nerve disease that can, if unchecked, lead to permanent disfigurement.
Leprosy was considered an incurable disease 2500 years ago, when it appeared in the Nile Valley.
Leprosy occurred in Britain from 625 to 1798, and at one time there were 326 lazar houses (leprosaria) in Great Britain.
www.botgard.ucla.edu /html/botanytextbooks/economicbotany/Hydnocarpus   (470 words)

  
 Home | aHealthyme.com
Lepromatous leprosy is characterized by a chronic stuffy nose due to invasion of the mucous membranes, and the presence of nodules and lesions all over the body and face.
One of the hallmarks of leprosy is the presence of AFB in smears taken from the skin lesions, nasal scrapings, or tissue secretions.
Leprosy is curable; however, the deformities and nerve damage associated with leprosy are often irreversible.
www.ahealthyme.com /article/gale/100083616   (1988 words)

  
 Leprosy
Leprosy is a slowly progressing bacterial infection that affects the skin, peripheral nerves in the hands and feet, and mucous membranes of the nose, throat, and eyes.
In tuberculoid leprosy (TT), the milder form of the disease, the body's immune cells attempt to seal off the infection from the rest of the body by surrounding the offending pathogen.
The incidence of leprosy is highest in the poverty belt of the globe.
www.lifesteps.com /gm/Atoz/ency/leprosy.jsp   (2116 words)

  
 Leprosy
Leprosy is a chronic, communicable disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae
Leprosy is an ancient disease that evokes strong emotion through fear and ignorance.
Thus leprosy may again gain historical prominence, but this time as the first bacterial disease to be eliminated from Earth.
web.uct.ac.za /depts/mmi/lsteyn/leprosy.html   (806 words)

  
 leprosy
Lepromatous leprosy is a progressive malignant process occurring in persons with decreased cell mediated immunity, and often evolves from indeterminate or borderline leprosy.
Differential Diagnosis: Among the differential diagnoses for leprosy are (for skin lesions) leishmaniasis, granuloma annulare, granuloma multiforme, lupus erythematosus, lupus vulgaris, psoriasis, pityriasis rosea, yaws, sarcoidosis; and (for peripheral neuropathies) carpal tunnel syndrome, diabetic neuropathy, primary amyloidosis of nerves, and familial hypertrophic neuropathy.
Patients with borderline or lepromatous leprosy should be treated with a multi-drug regimen such as dapsone 50-100 mg po daily, clofazamine 50 - 200 mg po daily, and rifampin 600 mg/day or 10 mg/kg daily for at least 2-3 years until all biopsies are negative for acid-fast bacilli.
www3.baylor.edu /~Charles_Kemp/leprosy.htm   (1048 words)

  
 leprosy
Lepromatous leprosy is a progressive malignant process occurring in persons with decreased cell mediated immunity, and often evolves from indeterminate or borderline leprosy.
Differential Diagnosis: Among the differential diagnoses for leprosy are (for skin lesions) leishmaniasis, granuloma annulare, granuloma multiforme, lupus erythematosus, lupus vulgaris, psoriasis, pityriasis rosea, yaws, sarcoidosis; and (for peripheral neuropathies) carpal tunnel syndrome, diabetic neuropathy, primary amyloidosis of nerves, and familial hypertrophic neuropathy.
Patients with borderline or lepromatous leprosy should be treated with a multi-drug regimen such as dapsone 50-100 mg po daily, clofazamine 50 - 200 mg po daily, and rifampin 600 mg/day or 10 mg/kg daily for at least 2-3 years until all biopsies are negative for acid-fast bacilli.
www.baylor.edu /~Charles_Kemp/leprosy.htm   (1048 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Leprosy
In all cases a peculiar offensive smell, recalling that of the dissecting-room mixed with the odour of goose feathers — the authors of the Middle Ages compared it to that of the male-goat — is emitted by the Leper, and renders him an object of repulsion to all who come near him.
leprosy unless "live flesh" (ulceration) accompany them; in the latter case, the patient was isolated as suspect, and if the sores, which might be only temporary pustules, should heal up, he had to appear again before the priest, who would then declare him clean (12-17).
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www.newadvent.org /cathen/09182a.htm   (3670 words)

  
 Leprosy (Hansen disease). DermNet NZ
Leprosy is a chronic bacterial infection with Mycobacterium leprae.
Leprosy is also known as Hansen disease and is one of the oldest known diseases of mankind.
Patients with indeterminate leprosy, a very early form of leprosy, may either be cured or progress to one of the other forms of leprosy depending on their immune status.
dermnetnz.org /bacterial/leprosy.html   (947 words)

  
 Leprosy: Infections: Merck Manual Home Edition
Leprosy (Hansen's disease) is a chronic infection caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae that results in damage primarily to the peripheral nerves (the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord), skin, testes, eyes, and mucous membrane of the nose.
Leprosy is categorized as tuberculoid, lepromatous, or borderline according to the type and number of skin spots.
Leprosy is contagious only in the untreated lepromatous form, and even then the disease is not easily transmitted to others.
www.merck.com /mmhe/sec17/ch194/ch194a.html   (1078 words)

  
 Leprosy (Hansen's disease)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Leprosy is a chronic bacterial disease of the skin and nerves in the hands and feet and, in some cases, the lining of the nose.
Leprosy is a rare disease in the United States.
Lepromatous leprosy symptoms are a chronically stuffy nose and many skin lesions and nodules on both sides of the body.
www.health.state.ny.us /nysdoh/communicable_diseases/en/leprosy.htm   (314 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Health | Medical notes | Leprosy
Leprosy is one of the oldest recorded diseases.
Leprosy is a painful condition which, although curable, can leave sufferers deformed and crippled if left untreated.
Lepromatous leprosy symptoms are a chronically stuffy nose and many skin lesions and nodules on the front and back of the body.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/2/hi/health/medical_notes/166163.stm   (570 words)

  
 Leprosy's decline caused by rise of TB - health - 09 February 2005 - New Scientist
Leprosy - a bacterial infection of peripheral nerves and skin - wreaked havoc in Europe and the Middle East from biblical times through to the late medieval period.
All the specimens were known to have been infected with either TB or leprosy because of damage on the bones.
The researchers found scraps of DNA from both the leprosy and TB bacteria in 10 of the 24 skeletons analysed (42%), providing strong evidence that victims had suffered from both illnesses.
www.newscientist.com /article.ns?id=dn6986   (584 words)

  
 Global Leprosy-Leprosy Research Support-Colorado State University   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 1st International Leprosy Congress was held in Berlin in 1897, and the only points on which all experts agreed was that leprosy was incurable, and that the only immediate solution was to isolate patients.
The first formal attempt to estimate the global leprosy burden was made by WHO in 1966, resulting in an estimated total number of cases of 10,786,000, 60% of whom were not registered for treatment.
These would include the development of tests for leprosy exposure (both skin tests and simple blood tests), tests for the prediction of reactions, and better means of prevention of nerve damage.
www.cvmbs.colostate.edu /microbiology/leprosy/globalleprosy3.html   (2109 words)

  
 Disabled Village Children - CHAPTER 26 (LEPROSY)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Leprosy is not caused by evil spirits, by doing something bad, by eating certain foods, or by bathing in river water, as some people believe.
It is not hereditary and children of mothers with leprosy are not born with it.
In areas where leprosy is common, health and rehabilitation workers should work together with parents and schoolteachers to check all children regularly for early signs of leprosy.
www.dinf.ne.jp /doc/english/global/david/dwe002/dwe00228.htm   (3770 words)

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