Leprosy

 

Leprosy is a disease cased by Mycobacterium leprae, an acid fast bacteria. It has two types.

bullet Tuberculoid: This is leprosy of a milder variety with dry scaly skin without dark pigmentations and with involvement of peripheral nerves which is asymmetrical.
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Lepromatous: This is leprosy which is characterized by dark thickenings in the skin due to infiltration by of nervous tissue by Mycobacterium leprae organisms within perineural macrophages and also in Schwann cells.

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