Leprosy

Mycobacteria are a type of germ. There are many different kinds. The most common one causes tuberculosis. Another one causes leprosy. Still others cause infections that are called atypical mycobacterial infections. They aren't "typical" because they don't cause tuberculosis. But they can still harm people, especially people with other problems that affect their immunity, such as AIDS.Sometimes you can have these infections with no symptoms at all. At other times, they can cause lung symptoms similar to tuberculosis:CoughWeight lossCoughing up blood or mucusWeakness or fatigueFever and chillsNight sweatsLack of appetite and weight lossMedicines can treat these infections, but often more than one is needed to cure the infection.

Disease Alternative Name

mycobacterial infections
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findings are consistent with Hansen disease


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46F She is on MDT for MB(Adult) Leprosy (Other) with grade I disability (ulcer on right sole) and taking Prednisolone fo...See More

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Yes this is herpes zoster You rightly put her on acyclovir Kindly give the full doses of 800mg 5times a day and tapper off gradually and keep on maintenance dose don't withdraw immidiately Second thing don't stop steroids as she on Rest loc...


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