Oropharyngeal leprosy in art, history, and medicine.

@article{Scollard1999OropharyngealLI,
  title={Oropharyngeal leprosy in art, history, and medicine.},
  author={D. Scollard and O. K. Skinsnes},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  year={1999},
  volume={87 4},
  pages={
          463-70
        }
}
  • D. Scollard, O. K. Skinsnes
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine
  • Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics
  • Advanced lesions of the face, nasopharynx, and oropharynx have played an important role in the medical and social history of Hansen's disease. Renaissance artists included detailed portrayals of these lesions in some of their paintings, a testimony not only to their artistic skill and powers of observation but also to the common presence of these patients in European cities and towns of the period. The disease is now understood as a broad immunologic spectrum of host responses to Mycobacterium… CONTINUE READING
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