Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Hansen's Disease Types

There are two main types of leprosy:

  • Lepromatous leprosy:
  • Tuberculoid leprosy:

Both types of leprosy cause damage to peripheral nerves, which results in numbness and muscle weakness.

Last Updated: Dec 17, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Hansen's Disease References
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