ID#: 19218
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This image depicts a close view of an Indian man’s left face. The patient exhibited symptoms indicative of a case of lepromatous leprosy. Note the man’s enlarged left earlobe, and a thickened appearance to its overlying skin. This condition was caused by the bacterium, Mycobacterium leprae. The newer World Health Organization (WHO) standards, categorizes lepromatous leprosy as multibacillary (MB), leprosy, and is characterized by generalized, or diffuse, involvement of the skin. Under microscopic examination, a thickening of the peripheral nerves will be evident, and MB leprosy 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
Photo Credit: J. Justin Older, MD
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.