Leprosy



  • A cutaneous disease which first appears as blebs or as reddish,shining, slightly prominent spots, with spreading edges. These areoften followed by an eruption of dark or yellowish prominent nodules,frequently producing great deformity. In one variety of the disease,anæsthesia of the skin is a prominent symptom. In addition there maybe wasting of the muscles, falling out of the hair and nails, anddistortion of the hands and feet with destruction of the bones andjoints. It is incurable, and is probably contagious.Mycobacteriumleprae, curable in most cases by therapy with a combination ofantibiotics, but cases resistant to therapy are increasing.



  • A disease that I seem to think everyone has. Characterized by skin lesions and necrosis, it is decease that is fairly rare, and horribly terrifying, yet funny to laugh at. For instance the suggestion that something is leprosy that isn't. For instance someone coughs, they are said to be coming down with leprosy, or if someone looks old, well, then they must have leprosy. When the leaves fall off the trees it can be attributed to leprosy, rather than the changing of the seasons.



  • A type of leopard in Africa or Asia that will attack and kill you on sight within one millisecond.


 

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