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  • Disease Known As Leprosy And Hansen's Disease
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    Leprosy Report Leprosy has been around for thousands of years, since the biblical times. It was first identified by Gerhard A. Hansen in 1873. It was the first bacterium to be identified as disease causing in humans. It should be known that the word 'leper' has connotations of immorality and uncleanness and is considered very offensive. Leprosy is a chronic bacterial disease of the upper respiratory tract, skin, nerves in the hands and feet, and the lining of the nose. Leprosy is uncommon in the...
  • Leprosy In Many Cases
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    Leprosy Leprosy has struck fear into human beings for thousands of years, and was well recognized in the oldest civilizations of China, Egypt, and in India. A cumulative total of the number of individuals, who over the millennia have suffered its chronic course of incurable disfigurement and physical disabilities, can never be calculated. Since ancient times, the community has regarded leprosy as a contagious, mutilating, and incurable disease. Yet, despite the advances of modern technology, man...
  • Leprosy Germ
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    Disease Project-Leprosy Out of all the diseases that exist today, one of them has always been considered a curse of the damned. It did not kill people, nor did it seem to end. In biblical times, the people with this disease were forsaken from the community and required to call out unclean, unclean. This disease, Leprosy, also known as Hansen's Disease is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium Lep rae which is an acid-fast rod. Leprosy main mode of transmission is from contact with upper respirator...
  • Treatment Of Leprosy Patients
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    Introduction Leprosy (Hansen's Disease), sometimes called 'Hanseniasis' or 'H.D. ,' is a chronic my co bacterial disease of man, caused by Mycobacterium (infectious in some cases), primarily affecting the peripheral nerves and secondarily involving skin and certain other tissues / organs, in particular the eye, mucosa of the nasal and upper respiratory tract and also the testes. In most cultures, HD still carries a strong stigma that sometimes makes more trouble for the patient that the actual l...
  • Symptoms Of Psoriasis Skin Disease
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    Psoriasis Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder, easily identified by its symptoms of white, scaly skin and red lesions, though not so easily cured or understood. In psoriasis, skin cells mature faster than the body can shed them, causing a buildup. Although there are many theories as to what the cause of such a disease might be - genetics, stress, or other triggers - no one is quite sure why the disease occurs, or what could be a possible way to fully cure it. In this essay we will explore the s...
  • Risk Factors For Melanoma Skin Cancer Moles
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    What causes melanoma Scientists do not yet know exactly what causes melanoma skin cancer, but we do know that certain risk factors are linked to the disease. Some risk factors, like smoking, can be controlled. Others, like a person's age or family history, can't be changed. But having a risk factor, or even several, doesnt mean that a person will get the disease. Risk Factors for Melanoma Skin Cancer Moles: Moles are (not cancerous) skin tumors. People with lots of moles, and those who have some...
  • Plague
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    In Elizabethan times, living conditions of an everyday townsman was quite indecent. Elizabethan's lived in houses that were extremely close to one another, which made it quite easy to disregard such a necessity to keep the streets and living surroundings clean. People threw all of the waste outside of their windows, which included, their feces, dead cats and dogs, and also kitchen waste. Eventually, when it would rain, the rain would wash all of the rancid waste into local waters. There were "re...
  • Contagious Diseases Leprosy
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    Leprosy Mike Wallis Leprosy or Hansen's disease, is a chronic, infectious disease that mainly affects the skin, mucous membranes, and nerves. A rod shaped bacillus named Mycobacterium, causes the virus. Mycobacterium is very similar to the bacillus that causes tuberculosis. The reason Leprosy is also known as Hansen's disease, is because it was first identified in 1874 by a Norwegian physician named Gerhard Henrik Armour Hansen. Leprosy appears in both the Old and New Testaments. In the bible Le...
  • Three Injections Of The Vaccine
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    I am doing a report on the disease Diphtheria. The definition of the disease is a bacterial disease that affects the throat and can cause serious or fatal complications. It is a serious disease caused by the bacterium. There is a lot of history on this disease. In the late 1800's diphtheria came across western Europe and the United States, it killed thousands of children. The diphtheria characterized by infection is more contagious than the disease characterized by respiratory infection. Diphthe...
  • Most Common Form Of Eczema
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    Eczema WHAT IS ECZEMA? Eczema is a category of skin disease that is characterized by inflammation, itching, dry scaly skin, and in severe cases, small fluid filled blisters and insomnia. It is the most common skin disease in children today. Mild cases of Eczema are a little worse than a tendency toward dry, itching skin. Severe cases can effect the whole body, can be intensely itchy, uncomfortable, and even have an effect on the person in a psychological manner due to self-consciousness. Eczema ...
  • Outer Layers Of The Skin
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    Dermatology Dermatology is a medical specialty dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin. These are conditions of the skin such as rashes, acne, warts, moles, skin cancers, etc. Dermatology developed as a subspecialty of internal medicine in the 18th century; it was initially combined with the diagnosis and treatment of venereal diseases because syphilis was an important possible diagnosis in any skin rash. Its scientific basis however was not established until the mid-19t...
  • Forearm Skin Neurons In Persons With Als
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    Excitotoxicity This theory is based on the fact that glutamate, an amino acid present in proteins, can cause neuronal cell death when present in high concentration. The specific evidence for the excitotoxic theory comes from the demonstration of decreased levels of glutamate in ALS spinal cord, with the assumption that glutamate must have been released and must have been present in high concentrations that would have been toxic. In addition, there is a decreased ability of glutamate to be taken ...
  • 3 9 Million For Scleroderma Research
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    NUR 101- Ms. Lee Extra Credit The Facts About Scleroderma Scleroderma is a chronic autoimmune disease that was first described in the 18th century. The term scleroderma means "hard skin", which describes thickening of the skin from increased deposits of collagen. There are two types of scleroderma. Localized scleroderma affects the skin in limited areas and the musculoskeletal system. Systemic sclerosis causes more widespread skin changes and may be associated with internal organ damage in the l...

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