Leprosy - an overview of clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment.

@article{Fischer2017LeprosyA,
  title={Leprosy - an overview of clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment.},
  author={Marcellus Fischer},
  journal={Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft = Journal of the German Society of Dermatology : JDDG},
  year={2017},
  volume={15 8},
  pages={801-827}
}
Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium (M.) leprae. Worldwide, 210,758 new cases were diagnosed in 2015. The highest incidence is found in India, Brazil, and Indonesia. While the exact route of transmission remains unknown, nasal droplet infection is thought to be most likely. The pathogen primarily affects the skin and peripheral… CONTINUE READING