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Leprotic vs. Leprosy

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Leproticadjective

(medicine) Of or related to the disease leprosy.

Leprosynoun

An infectious disease caused by infection by Mycobacterium leprae.

β€˜The Europeans brought new diseases such as smallpox, measles, dysentery, influenza, syphilis and leprosy.’;

Leprosynoun

In the Bible, a disease of the skin not conclusively identified, which can also affect clothes and houses.

Leprosynoun

A cutaneous disease which first appears as blebs or as reddish, shining, slightly prominent spots, with spreading edges. These are often followed by an eruption of dark or yellowish prominent nodules, frequently producing great deformity. In one variety of the disease, anæsthesia of the skin is a prominent symptom. In addition there may be wasting of the muscles, falling out of the hair and nails, and distortion of the hands and feet with destruction of the bones and joints. It is incurable, and is probably contagious.

Leprosynoun

chronic granulomatous communicable disease occurring in tropical and subtropical regions; characterized by inflamed nodules beneath the skin and wasting of body parts; caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium leprae

Leprosy

Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease (HD), is a long-term infection by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae or Mycobacterium lepromatosis. Infection can lead to damage of the nerves, respiratory tract, skin, and eyes.

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