Bacterial Diseases

Bacterial Diseases

Bacterial Diseases provides readers an overview of a broad variety of bacterial infections. Chapters cover the description of specific disease and its causative agent, followed by information about ...
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Leprosy: An Infection Which Leads Characterized by Granulomata

Pp. 33-37 (5)

DOI: 10.2174/9789811473760120010009

Author(s): Muhammad Imran Qadir, Maleeha Batool

Abstract

Leprosy is actually a disease that is said to be chronic and it is caused by a mycobacterium Bacillus leprae. It is related to physical or mental disablement and mainly it affects eyes, skin, peripheral nerves, and various organs. It is endemic to various domains of the world. Lesions appear on the body and the peripheral nerves become thick and tough which are the main symptoms of the disease. Thus, it can be diagnosed by performing a smear test or by a biopsy experiment. First-line drugs, second-line drugs, and various vaccines are available for the treatment of leprosy.

Keywords:

Bacillus leprae, First-Line Drug, Leprosy, Peripheral Nerves, Smear Test.