Leprosy

Mycobacterium leprae: Types of Leprosy, Pathogenesis & Epidemiology of leprosy

Leprosy is a chronic bacterial disease and it is caused by Mycobacterium leprae. Leprosy was first observed by Hansen in 1868 so also known as Hansen disease. It mainly affects the skin, eyes, nose and peripheral nerves. It is a gram-positive acid-fast bacteria for which 5% percent sulphuric acid is used for the decolorization after …

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