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This photograph depicted a frontal view of a man’s face. The individual was ill with a case of lepromatous leprosy, caused by the bacterium, Mycobacterium leprae. Under the newer World Health Organization (WHO) standards, this form of the disease is classified as multibacillary (MB) leprosy. Findings included marked wrinkling of the face, especially the midface, involving skin of the nose and cheeks, and around the eyes. Though the data accompanying this photograph did not mention whether the left eye's cloudy cornea, and the scleral pigmentation were associated with the disease, these findings cannot be ruled out as being disease-related.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Dr. Andre J. Lebrun
Creation Date: 1969
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