Hansen's disease, also called leprosy, is a chronic disease, caused by the bacteria mycobacterium leprae. The granulomatous lesions are manifested in the skin, the mucous membranes, and the peripheral nerves. Two polar or principal types are lepromatous and tuberculoid. The disease is found mostly in undeveloped tropical and subtropical countries.
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Hansen's disease, also called leprosy, is a chronic disease, caused by the bacteria mycobacterium leprae. The granulomatous lesions are manifested in the skin, the mucous membranes, and the peripheral nerves. Two polar or principal types are lepromatous and tuberculoid. The disease is found mostly in undeveloped tropical and subtropical countries.

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