In order to inform and raise readers awarewness about the Hansen's disease
, Manuela Castro's book "A Praga" is shown as a way to bring to the public the result of a previous research done by the author on the history of Hansen's disease
Histopathology and clinic-pathological correlation in Hansen's disease
. J Res Med Den Sci 2014;2(1):37-44.
The registry of the National Hansen's Disease
Programs indicates that 23 patients from American Samoa were given leprosy diagnoses in the United States during 2002-2014.
 National Hansen's Disease
(Leprosy) Program Caring and Curing Since 1894, Health Resources & Services Administration, Rockville, MD, USA, 2018, https://www.hrsa.gov/ hansens-disease/index.html.
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.
Hereby, we report a case of severe, life threatening DHS in a 14-year-old female patient suffering from Hansen's disease
which was managed successfully with oral corticosteroids.
(HD), or leprosy, is a reportable disease that can cause significant disability if not diagnosed and treated.
Fuddy served as the mayor of Kalawao County on Molokai--where there is still a small population living at the site of the original colony for people with Hansen's disease
. Residents of Kalaupapa were excited for her annual visit because she reached out to them with respect and love.
Religious missionaries first mentioned seeing "remediless and disgusting cases" of leprosy, or Hansen's disease
, in the Hawaiian Islands around 1823.
Mycobacterium leprae, the bacterium that causes leprosy (Hansen's disease
), still brings the same devastation as it did in the Middle Ages.
(1) Unfortunately it appears that the author misinterpreted a statement concerning leprosy made by Sharon Lerner in a 2003 issue of The New York Times, which states: "While there were some 900 recorded cases in the United States 40 years ago, today more than 7,000 people have leprosy, or Hansen's disease
, as it is now called." In contrast, Cosman states: "Leprosy, Hansen's disease
, was so rare that in 40 years only 900 people were afflicted.
Leprosy, also called Hansen's disease
, in humans in the U.S.