Hansen's disease


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Hansen's disease:

see leprosyleprosy
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.
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Hansen's disease

[′han·sənz di‚zēz]
(medicine)
An infectious disease of humans thought to be caused by Mycobacterium leprae ; common manifestations are cutaneous and neural lesions. Also known as leprosy.
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Boggild); National Hansen's Disease Program, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA (R.
The physical disabilities and stigma characteristic of Hansen's Disease can arguably be linked to the Mycobacterium leprae, which preferentially targets the peripheral nerves and incites immunological reactions.
There was a history of intake of MDT (PB) drug five weeks prior for the treatment of Hansen's disease consisting of rifampicin (600mg) one capsule empty stomach, supervised dose and dapsone (50mg) in daily dose.
1] Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, CDC; [2] National Hansen's Disease Programs, Health Resources and Services Administration; [3] Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, CDC; [4] University of California, Berkeley (Corresponding author: Leisha Nolen, lnolen@cdc.
But Hawaiian leaders sent victims of Hansen's disease here because of its Alcatraz-like inaccessibility, not its beauty.
According to the National Hansen's Disease Program, which can be found at www.
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay of phenolic glycolipid-I in patients with Hansen's disease
When Hansen's disease was brought to the islands in the early 19th century, it spread like a plague.
We reported our patient's case of leprosy to the Texas Department of Health as well as the National Hansen's Disease Center.
The acute signs of those infected by Hansen's disease (HD) caused it to be considered contagious, necessitating the isolation of the victims.
However, the topical gel form appears to be much safer, free from the hemolysis, hemolytic anemia, and peripheral neuropathy that can result from oral administration of the drug for Hansen's disease or serious skin disorders, said Dr.
However, the topical gel form appears to be a much safer drug, free from the hemolysis, hemolytic anemia, and peripheral neuropathy that can result from oral administration of the drug for Hansen's disease or serious skin disorders, he said.