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What is Leprosy?

What is Leprosy? Leprosy is a contagious disease that affects the skin, mucous membranes, and nerves, causing discoloration and lumps on the skin and, in severe cases, disfigurement and deformities.
How is this disease affecting society? The incoming generation, the way they help society(employment,family)
Who gets it? Male,Females mostly people in the Middle East.
What part of the body does it affect? Damages the nerves and skin. Also muscle weakness.
What are the symptoms? Skin sores, lumps, loss of feeling in bones. Weakness.
What are the risk factors? A slow growing type of bacteria, called Mycobacterium leprae.
How is the disease detected? Small sample of skin, sent to lab to examine.
What are the treatment options? Different antibiotics, to kill the disease.
What are the physiological implications of this disease? They way people adapt to society, most of the people with Leprosy have depression and a social stigma.
What type of gropus, services are available for someone diagnosed? WHo and The Leprosy Support Group.
Created by: 16maciasax