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Brain and nervous system :
Leprosy

Leprosy is a chronic bacterial disease affecting the skin and nerves which causes skin lesions and loss sensitivity to heat and pain. The first symptom of leprosy is often a skin nodule or lesion that is not sensitive to touch, and numbness or loss of sensitivity in the arms or legs. Traditionally, people with leprosy have been stigmatized and separated from other people, but today the disease can be cured.To learn more about the disease and meet people who can help, join our online support group for leprosy.

 

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Leader in Fight Against Leprosy Conferred With WHO's Gold Medal
At the Global Partners Meeting on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), held in Geneva, Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, has been conf.....
Immune Suppressant Cannot Treat Leprosy Inflammation
Patients often have episodes of painful inflammation affecting their skin and nerves throughout the course of a leprosy infection.

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Narendra Modi Calls for Collective Effort To Eliminate Leprosy
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a collective effort for complete elimination of leprosy and attributed the mission to the vision of Mah.....
The World Leprosy Day 2017
Highlights:
  • Around 2,11,973 new cases of leprosy were detected in 2015 worldwide. The cases w.....
Leprosy Detection Campaign Launched
Country's biggest leprosy eradication campaign was launched in 19 states and union territories with an attempt to eradicate leprosy from India.
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