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Leprosy

  • Alireza Firooz
  • Mansour Nassiri Kashani
  • Lila Izadi Firouzabadi
  • Mohammad Shizarpoor
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Abstract

Leprosy (Hansen’s disease) is a chronic infection caused by Mycobacterium leprae. It predominantly involves the skin and the peripheral nervous system. Although in multibacillary forms of the disease the agents can be detected in a majority of body organs, (except the central nervous system, the gastrointestinal system, and the lungs), their dissemination causes no clinical symptoms [1].

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alireza Firooz
    • 1
  • Mansour Nassiri Kashani
    • 1
  • Lila Izadi Firouzabadi
    • 1
  • Mohammad Shizarpoor
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Research and Training in Skin Diseases and LeprosyTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran

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