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Leprosy MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Leprosy
Tree Number(s)
C01.150.252.410.040.552.475.371
Unique ID
D007918
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007918
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)
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.
Entry Term(s)
Hansen Disease
Hansen's Disease
NLM Classification #
WC 335
See Also
Leprostatic Agents
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/06/17
Leprosy Preferred
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