Hansen's disease


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Han·sen's disease

 (hăn′sənz)
n.

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

n. enfermedad de Hansen. V.: leprosy.
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She suffered from Hansen's disease, commonly known as leprosy, when she was a young girl but has long been declared cured by her doctors.
Chronic, infectious-contagious, whose etiologic agent is Mycobacterium leprae, Hansen's disease can generate neural lesions, disability, being related to poverty and stigma (1,2).
Leprosy which is also known as Hansen's Disease, is an infectious disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium Leprae.
Leprosy is also referred to as Hansen's disease. Leprosy affects the skin, mucosal surfaces of the upper respiratory tract, the peripheral nerves and the eyes.
When she falls doing a routine cheerleading stunt and slips into a coma, her mystery illness goes into overdrive and finally gets diagnosed: Hansen's Disease, aka leprosy.
Overall concordance of diagnosis of spectrum of Hansen's disease was seen in 68% of cases (34 cases).
More time and misdiagnoses follow before Abby is found to be suffering from Hansen's disease, formerly known as leprosy.
Previously, we performed a survey of drug resistance among US leprosy patients referred to the National Hansen's Disease Programs (Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA) during 2010-2012 (8).
Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease, is a chronic infectious disease caused by the acid-fast bacillus (AFB) Mycobacterium leprae [1].
Until recently, leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease, was thought to be transmitted only between humans.
Even though the first written description of Leprosy (Hansen's Disease) dates back to 1550 BC, Hansen's Disease continues to exist as a profoundly damaging illness today.
Leprosy, or Hansen's Disease, is a chronic infection caused by bacteria.