29781 - S u p e r c o s eprosy is a chronic granulomatous...

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Unformatted text preview: S u p e r c o s eprosy is a chronic granulomatous diseases caused by Mycobacterium Leprae.It is regarded as public health problem because of its capacity to cause permanent disabilities with their social consequences of discrimination and stigma It is of 3main types ; Tuberculosis , Borderline and the Lepromatous.However, there is a neural type which affect the nerves only . It is also known as Hansen disease after the scientist who discoverer the M Leprae It is similar to M tuberculosis but resistant to culture. It is an obligate intracellular microbe that multiplies slowly. It has a predilection for cooler areas of human body (skin, peripheral nerves, nose, anterior chamber of the eyes). It has 3 main targets: peripheral neural tissues (Schwann cells), small vessels, and monocytes.The skin and nerves are the most commonly affected organs . Armadillo Some types of monkeys Rabbits and Mices (foot pads ) It is known in Germany as ,Aussatz and as Prokaza in Russia and as...
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