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This particular condition of leprosy is not commonly described except among the medical staff, hence it is least known among the public. Yet, it is one of the most dreadful conditions the leprosy patients undergo, if not properly managed the leprosy in their body can get worst and present more complications. As a matter of fact it is not well understood even by the medical staff and hence management can be difficult.

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Leprosy is not very contagious; approximately 95% of people have natural immunity to the disease."

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The exact mechanism of transmission of leprosy is not known. At least until recently, the most widely held belief was that the disease was transmitted by contact between cases of leprosy and healthy persons.

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Leprosy is curable, but the effectiveness of the treatment is dependent on an early diagnosis (before tissue damage occurs). Diagnosis these days is very simple.

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Majority of the people in the western world still believe that Leprosy actually eats away the flesh and the bones, thus causing the deformities like loss of fingers and toes.

Read more: Why do deformities occur in Leprosy Patients?

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