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Descriptor English: Leprosy
Descriptor Spanish: Lepra
Descriptor lepra
Entry term(s) enfermedad de Hansen
mal de Hansen
Scope note: Infección granulomatosa crónica producida por MYCOBACTERIUM LEPRAE. Las lesiones granulomatosas afectan a la piel, las membranas mucosas y los nervios periféricos. Existen dos tipos principales: la lepra lepromatosa y la lepra tuberculoide.
Descriptor Portuguese: Hanseníase
Descriptor French: Lèpre
Entry term(s): Hansen Disease
Hansen's Disease
Tree number(s): C01.150.252.410.040.552.475.371
SP4.012.148.164
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007918
Scope note: A chronic granulomatous infection caused by 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.
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specifics; coordinate with NEGLECTED DISEASES if pertinent; rat leprosy = MYCOBACTERIUM INFECTIONS (IM) + MYCOBACTERIUM LEPRAEMURIUM (IM); ENL (erythema nodosum leprosum) = LEPROSY, LEPROMATOUS (IM) + ERYTHEMA NODOSUM (IM)
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
TM transmission
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Related: Leprostatic Agents MeSH
DeCS ID: 8096
Unique ID: D007918
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2012/12/04
Leprosy - Preferred
Concept UI M0012361
Scope note A chronic granulomatous infection caused by 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.
Preferred term Leprosy
Entry term(s) Hansen Disease
Hansen's Disease



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