Hansen's disease


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Han·sen's disease

 (hăn′sənz)
n.

[After Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen (1841-1912), Norwegian physician.]

Hansen's disease

(ˈhænsənz)
n
(Pathology) pathol another name for leprosy
[C20: named after G. H. Hansen (1841–1912), Norwegian physician]
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Noun1.Hansen's disease - chronic granulomatous communicable disease occurring in tropical and subtropical regionsHansen's disease - 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
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
tuberculoid leprosy - leprosy characterized by tumors in the skin and cutaneous nerves
lepromatous leprosy - a very serious form of leprosy characterized by lesions that spread over much of the body and affecting many systems of the body
ENL, erythema nodosum leprosum - an inflammatory complication of leprosy that results in painful skin lesions on the arms and legs and face
Translations

Hansen's disease

n. enfermedad de Hansen. V.: leprosy.
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