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Leprosy : A living Death. By Marisela Esparza. http://www.risingstaroutreach.org/images/India191.jpg. What are names for Leprosy?. Hansen’s Disease Mycobacterium laprae c. A living death d. Tuberculosis e.only a & b. Origens. First records In Egypt around 600 B.C

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leprosy a living death
Leprosy : A living Death

By Marisela Esparza

http://www.risingstaroutreach.org/images/India191.jpg

what are names for leprosy

What are names for Leprosy?

Hansen’s Disease

Mycobacterium laprae

c. A living death

d. Tuberculosis

e.only a & b

origens
Origens
  • First records In Egypt around 600 B.C
  • Everywhere in the Bible
  • Alexander the Great in rome 62. B.C
  • Middle Ages
  • Present

Also called Hansen’s Disease in 1869 he discovered it was a bacteria and not hereditary as most people thought

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFp0z3ml154 :36-1:10

what is it
What is it?
  • Mycobacterium leprae
  • Chronic infectious disease that affects the skin and peripheral nervous system and the mucous membranes
  • Progressive

http://www.hypnotiqueolmecpunch.org/The%20Pgue%20Of%20Leprosy.jpg

unsolved mystery
Unsolved Mystery
  • Transmission?
  • Where it occurs the most?
  • Who is most susceptible?
  • WHY?
slide6
Contact with armadillos increases the risk of leprosy in Brazil: A case control study.(Original Article)(Case study).
  • Case study : armadillo contact causes leprosy in people?
  • 506 leprosy patients 594 controls
  • 68% of people contracted leprosy after exposure
  • What other contacts can lead to leprosy
  • Naturally occurring bacteria in the soil
treatment
Treatment
  • Isolation
  • Injecting Chaulmoogra oil
  • Antibiotic Dapsone
  • MDT
demographics
Demographics
  • India accounts for 73% of all leprosy cases
  • Most occurring leprosy cases in India, Brazil, Burma, Indonesia, Nepal, Madagascar, Etheopia, Mozambique, D. R. of Congo, and Tanzania.
  • Few cases in U.S: California, Louisiana,Florida, and Hawaii.
  • 1.2 million cases worldwide
  • Every year 600,000 more cases
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFp0z3ml154 :36-1:10
questions
Questions

Short answer question:

Explain Leprosy. What it is caused by, and what does it affect in a person’s body

Leprosy is a bacteria that is transmitted through the respratory tract. It affects the peripheral nervous system and mucous membranes causing loss of sensation and progressive degeneration of the skin and body.

sources
Sources
  • “Hansen’s Disease” http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/336868/leprosy
  • “contact with armadillos increase the risk of leposy” B. Alves http://find.galegroup.com/ips/retrieve.do?contentSet=IAC-Documents&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&qrySerId=Locale(en%2C%2C)%3AFQE%3D(ke%2CNone%2C7)leprosy%3AAnd%3ALQE%3D(ty%2CNone%2C12)%22Case+Study%22%24&sgHitCountType=None&inPS=true&sort=DateDescend&searchType=AdvancedSearchForm&tabID=T002&prodId=IPS&searchId=R2&currentPosition=9&userGroupName=oakl55489&docId=A185238312&docType=IAC&contentSet=IAC-Documents
  • “History of Leprosy” http://www.stanford.edu/class/humbio103/parasites2005/leprosy
  • “leprosy” World of Heaalth online ed. Detroit: Gale Group, 2007. Student Resource Center-Gold. Gale. Holy Names High School (BAISL). 11 May 2009 <http.//find.galegroud.com/ips/start.do?prodld=IPS>
  • Scogna, Kathleen. "Leprosy." Gale Encyclopedia of Science. K. Lee Lerner and Brenda Wilmoth Lerner. 4th ed. Detroit: Gale Group, 2008. Student Resource Center - Gold. Gale. Holy Names High School (BAISL). 12 May 2009
  • <http://find.galegroup.com/ips/start.do?prodId=IPS
  • http://health.state.ny.us/diseae/communicable/leprosy