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  Leprosy



Leprosy

    Chronic granulomatous communicable disease occurring in tropical and subtropical regions; characterized by inflamed nodules beneath the skin and wasting of body parts; caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium leprae.

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Chronic
Ongoing or recurring. Chronic medical conditions include diabetes, epilepsy, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Granulomatous
Composed of granulomas.

Disease
Illness or sickness often characterized by typical patient problems (symptoms) and physical findings (signs). Disruption sequence: The events that occur when a fetus that is developing normally is subjected to a destructive agent such as the rubella (German measles) virus.

Skin
Skin is an organ of the integumentary system; which is composed of a layer of tissues that protect underlying muscles and organs. Skin is used for insulation, vitamin D production, sensation, and excretion (through sweat).

Bacillus
A large family of bacteria that have a rod-like shape. They include the bacteria that cause food to spoil, and also those responsible for some types of diseases. Helpful members of the bacillus family are used to make antibiotics, or colonize the human intestinal tract and aid with digestion.



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Lepra Hastanesi
The Lepra Hastanesi is a hospital in Bakirkoy, Istanbul, Turkey.



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Lofgren's syndrome
Bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy and erythema nodosum due to sarcoidosis.

Looser's zones
Pseudofractures seen on X-ray at characteristic sites in osteomalacia.

Lymphokine
A cytokine produced by lymphocytes.

Lamisil
A medication against foot fungus, based in terbinafine hydrochloride.

Lamprene
A medication made by Novartis and used in treatment of leprosy. It is based in clofazimine.

Leprosy

Lentaron
A medication used in the treatment of advanced breast cancer. It is based in formestane and produced by Novartis.

Leponex
A medication used in the treatment of schizophrenia. Based in clozapine.

Leptilan
A medication used in the treatment of epilepsy.

Lescol
A medication used in the treatment of atherosclerosis vascular disease.

Leucomax
A medicine used to stimulate white cell production.

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