Medicine → Leprosy
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Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease (HD), is a long-term infection by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae or Mycobacterium lepromatosis. Initially, a person who is infected does not have symptoms and typically remains this way for 5 to 20 years. Infection can lead to damage of the nerves, respiratory tract, skin, and eyes. This nerve damage may result in a lack of ability to feel pain, which can lead to the loss of parts of a person's extremities from repeated injuries or infection due to unnoticed wounds. An infected person may also experience weakness and poor eyesight.
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Organizations relating to Leprosy
International Leprosy Union / Pune, India / Est. 1986
Observatoire de la lèpre en Afrique / Est. 1934
All Africa Leprosy, Tuberculosis and Rehabilitation Training Centre / Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Est. 1965
International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1966
Associazione Italiana Amici di Raoul Follereau / Bologna, Italy
Leprosy Mission International / Brentford, UK / Est. 1874
Association of French-Language Leprologists / Bordeaux, France / Est. 1959
South Asian Regional Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists / Colombo, Sri Lanka / Est. 1999
Damien-Dutton Society for Leprosy Aid / Bellmore NY, USA / Est. 1944
International Association for Integration, Dignity and Economic Advancement / Seneca Falls NY, USA / Est. 1994
Pacific Leprosy Foundation / Christchurch, New Zealand / Est. 1939
LEPRA Health in Action / Colchester, UK / Est. 1924
Action Mission and Leprosy Assistance Schiefbahn / Schiefbahn, Germany / Est. 1983
Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ / Dernbach-Montabaur, Germany / Est. 1851
International Leprosy Association / Bauru, Brazil / Est. 1931
Raoul Follereau International Union / Paris, France / Est. 1971
Leprosy Relief Canada / Montréal QC, Canada / Est. 1961
American Leprosy Missions / Greenville SC, USA / Est. 1906
Damien Foundation - Voluntary Organization for Leprosy and TB Control / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1964
FAIRMED / Bern, Switzerland / Est. 1960
World Problems relating to LeprosyFrom the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential
Action Strategies relating to LeprosyFrom the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential
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