that only trasmite by direct bonding and reiterated with patients who carry the bacillus in the injuries of the skin or nasofaríngeas secretions, although all the people in risk do not contract it.
is caused by the bacillus of Hansen or Mycobacterium leprae. It
cleared form of rod and ends and can invade any organ with the exception of the
. He is particularly abundant in mucosa of the
that corresponds to the mouth, in the skin, specially in the areas you cold more like ears, back of the
, elbows, etc. and in the
It takes generally of 3 to 5 years in incubating
, although there are cases of babies of 6 months that suffer it. At the moment one calculates that 15 million people anywhere in the world suffer it. It is considered like one of the
of the poverty, since it
people of low resources generally and with bad hygienic conditions and of
and prolonged evolution,
skin, nerves, the eyes and mucous membranes.
Between the symptoms they are:
Loss of appetite.
general Malaise, decay and postration.
Injuries in the skin in form of spots of reddish color "dry leaf" or with pale centers, grudges, ulcers or scars in the face, arms and legs.
Another symptom can be lack of perspiration and fat production in the skin, as well as erection of the hairs and hair.
can affect the movement of the eyelids and the production of tears, which can take to the dryness in the
, ulcers in the eyes and blindness.
Anesthesia of the injuries, that is to say, does not hurt due to the destruction of the sensitive
Paralysis by destruction of motor fibers in the affected parts.
Hands in claw form.
fallen Foot, that it prevents to walk suitably.
Important the content of the note is informative and it does not replace the medical diagnosis, reason why we do not become people in
on its use.