What is leprosy? Diagnosis and treatment of leprosy

What is leprosy? Diagnosis and treatment of leprosy

Leprosy (also known as Hansen’s disease) is an infection caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium leprae. These bacteria grow very slowly and can take up to 20 years to develop signs of infection. The disease can cause damage to nerves, skin tissue, eyes, as well as the nasal membrane (mucosa). Bacteria attack the nerves that swell … Read more