what is hansen's disease?

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Hansen disease is caused by a bacillus, Mycobacterium leprae. It was first described by G. Amauer Hansen, MD, of Norway in 1874. The bacillus multiplies very slowly and mainly affects the skin, nerves, and mucous membranes. (1) This disease causes severe deformity of the feet, hands and face. The bacteria that cause leprosy thrive in cool areas of the body such as the skin, nerves near the skin surface and in oral and nasal mucus membranes. The infection leads to a loss of sensation in the affected areas.(2) Reference: 1. http://www.articlesbase.com/diseases-and-conditions-articles/what-is-han... 2. http://www.essortment.com/all/hansensdisease_rltp.htm With Regards Amol Dhiman Team GLORY

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