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[After Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen (1841-1912), Norwegian physician.]
(Pathology) pathol another name for leprosy
[C20: named after G. H. Hansen (1841–1912), Norwegian physician]
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|Noun||1.||Hansen'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
n. enfermedad de Hansen. V.: leprosy.