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This image depicts a close view of an Indian patient’s right eye. The patient exhibited symptoms indicative of a case of lepromatous leprosy, caused by the bacterium, Mycobacterium leprae. Note the patient’s ocular asymmetry, which forced his right eye into an upward gaze, indicating neuromuscular problems with the right set of extraocular eye muscles. 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.