Leprosy

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What is leprosy?

Leprosy, or Hansen's Disease, is a chronic infection caused by a bacteria known as, mycobacterium leprae. It is a disease that can lead to severe, disfiguring skin sores or lesions and nerve damage outside of the brain, as well as in the spine, arms and/or legs.

Common symptoms reported by people with leprosy


Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with leprosy

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Aczone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
leprosy (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Hysingla ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Minocin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
leprosy (1)

Data from patients with leprosy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with leprosy

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Aczone)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
leprosy (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Hysingla ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
itching
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Minocin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
leprosy (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with leprosy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has leprosy on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 0
40s 0
50s 1
60s 0
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

50% Female
50% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from leprosy patients who have completed their condition history
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No data

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