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About Leprosy

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WHAT IS LEPROSY ?

Disease, caused by a “GERM” called  MYCOBACTERIUM LELPRAE.  It effects skin and nerves of human body Leprosy is the least infectious disease because it germ dose not stay alive for a long time out side the human body. Leprosy is a with the modern drugs leprosy is curable within six months to two years. To prevent deformities of crippling, “EARLY” and “REGULAR” treatment is essential. At present leprosy is 100% curable. Following are simple signs and symptoms of leprosy:

 

COMMON SIGNS OF LEPROSY (FOR NON CONTAGIOUS)

Any whitish or reddish numb patch.
  • which has no pain itching.
  • remains the same for 6 weeks or longer
  • does not respond to any local treatment

 

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MAY BE LEPROSY

How to check for the above signs:

  • A. Touch the middle part of the patch with any pain or pencil point.
  • If there is no feeling, then “it is definitely LEPROSY.
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COMMON SIGNS OF LEPROSY (FOR CONTAGIOUS)

Then skin of the face remains ( RED & THICK)
  • The ear lobes are swollen.
  • Eye brows starts to fall.
  • No itching of complaint found Old wounds or blisters on hand or feet.
  • Which do not heal of the reason for them is unknown – go for a leprosy checkup.

LEPROSY SITUATION BY WHO REGIONS 2000

Who Region

CASES ON TREATMENT

(RATE PER 10,000)

NUMBER OF NEW CASES

REPORTED (RATE PER 100,000)

CURED

WITH MDT

America
South East Asia
Eastern Mediterranean
Western Pacific
Europe
Total

90,447 (1.1)

547,924 (3.8)

8,785(0.2)

13,771 (0.1)

846 (0.0)

753,263 (1.25)

45,599 (5.7)

621,620 (1.3)

5,757 (1.2)

9,501 (0.6)

172 (0.0)

738,2841 (2.3)

256,670

9,507,660

72,463

273,161

3,683

10,759,231

 






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