Overview Incidence Symptoms Evaluation Treatment specialist Home Care warning signs Prevention Outlook Underlying Cause Transmission Types
- Loss of skin color
- Skin lesions:
- Deformed tissue
- Loss of sensation on the skin surface
Tests are usually required to confirm the diagnosis of leprosy.
Tests that may be used to evaluate leprosy include:
- Lepromin skin test:
- A leprosy extract is injected into the skin, which may cause a local reaction
- Skin biopsy
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PubMed Leprosy References
- Hartzell JD, Zapor M, Peng S, Straight T. Leprosy: a case series and review. South Med J. 2004 Dec;97(12):1252-6. 
- Le Grand A. Women and leprosy: a review. Lepr Rev. 1997 Sep;68(3):203-11.