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Description:The face of this male patient exhibited some of the complications associated with a case of lepromatous leprosy, which under the newer World Health Organization (WHO) standards, is classified as multibacillary (MB), leprosy. Of note was the depressed nasal bridge known as saddle-nose deformity, due to the disintegration of the nasal cartilage in this area. You’ll also note the lack of eyebrows. This illness is caused by the bacterium, Mycobacterium leprae.
MB leprosy is characterized by generalized, or diffuse, involvement of the skin, under microscopic examination, a thickening of the peripheral nerves, and has the potential to involve other organs including the eyes, nose, testes, and bone.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Andre J. Lebrun
Creation Date:1969
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Links:CDC – National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID): Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy)
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