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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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