ID#: 19222
Description: Caption:
This image depicts a close view of a patient’s skin, revealing a well demarcated, plaque with an elevated border, and a loss of sensitivity in its central region, which proved to be due to the tubercular form of leprosy, or Hansen’s disease (HD), which is caused by the bacterium, Mycobacterium leprae. This form of the disease is characterized by the presence of asymmetrically distributed solitary skin lesions, and under the newer World Health Organization (WHO) standards, this type of leprosy is classified as paucibacillary (PB) leprosy.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Arthur E. Kayne
Creation Date: 1970
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.