notes - NPB12 Lecture 8 Leprosy: (Leprous neuritis)...

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NPB12 Lecture 8
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Leprosy: (Leprous neuritis) Symptoms: Starts with numbness and potentially pain, then eventually just the numbness remains. There may be skin lesions, thickened skin that is either reddish or pale. This can effect only one part of the body, or in the worst case it can effect virtually all of the body except where it is usually warm (scalp, groin, etc.)
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Cause: A bacteria ( Mycobacterium leprae ) infects the Schwann cells that make the myelin for the dorsal root ganglion cells, and the cells themselves. It also affects the vasculature, leading to poor circulation in the periphery (arms and legs).
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Shingles Symptoms: Section of the skin has a burning or stabbing pain Hypersensitivity of that section of skin Inflamed and blistered skin, and a scaly appearance of that section of skin
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If you look at the region of skin affected, it is commonly only on one side, and it appears to be band-like across the torso, or only down one part of the arm or leg. Careful examination should reveal that these regions of skin match very closely to the dermatomes we discussed before.
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Chicken pox is (was) a common childhood disease, related to smallpox but much less dangerous. It was dangerous to get as an adult, so many mothers (like mine) encouraged their small children to play with infected children so that they would get it and get it out of the way. You got a little sick and a little itchy,
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