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periods in life when it is most common to get. The two age ranges are 10 to 14 years and 35-44 years. c. Symptoms: The incubation period for Leprosy usually is two to three years, however it can range from 6 months to 40 years. The first signs of Leprosy include numbness and sensation loss. Gradually skin lesions appear, which are lighter than your normal skin color and take several weeks to months to heal. Also muscle weakness is a crucial symptom of Leprosy. d. Diagnosis: A skin biopsy is taken in order to show inflammation and involvement with the nerves. Also smears can be taken from skin slits that show the bacteria. e. Treatment: There a number of antibiotics that are prescribed for Leprosy such as dapsone, rifampin, clofazamine, fluoroquinolones, macrolides, and minocycline. Also sometimes more than one will be prescribed at the same
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time. Rarely a surgery will be performed in order to drain abscesses r to restore nerve function. 2. Biological Knowledge: Armadillo Research In a 2000 Discover magazine article called “Where Leprosy Lurks” they discussed the topic of how Armadillos’ were used for Leprosy research since they are the only animal that have not yet contracted this disease.
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  • Fall '11
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  • Leprosy, borderline tuberculoid leprosy

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