Global & Disaster Medicine

World Leprosy Day: Sunday, January 28, 2018 (the number of newly diagnosed leprosy patients has remained above 200,000 per year for the last decade)

Zero Leprosy : Document

The face of this male patient exhibited some of the pathologic characteristic associated with a case of nodular lepromatous, or multibacillary (MB), Hansen’s disease. Of note is the presence of cutaneous nodules upon the forehead, nose, cheeks, lips, and chin. The eyebrows are diminished as well. CDC:  The face of this male patient exhibited some of the pathologic characteristic associated with a case of nodular lepromatous, or multibacillary (MB), Hansen’s disease. Of note is the presence of cutaneous nodules upon the forehead, nose, cheeks, lips, and chin. The eyebrows are diminished as well.

Geographical distribution of new cases of Hansen’s disease reported to WHO in 2015

Geographical Distribution of New Cases of Hansen’s Disease Reported to WHO in 2015


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