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A chronic, mildly contagious disease of tropical and subtropical regions, caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae, marked by lesions of the skin and mucous membranes and damage to peripheral nerves and other organs that, if untreated, can progress to disfigurement, lack of sensation, and blindness. Also called Hansen's disease.

[Middle English lepruse, from leprus, leprous; see leprous.]

lep·rot′ic (lĕ-prŏt′ĭk) adj.
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relating to, infected with, or caused by leprosy
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The results of arthrodesis of the ankle for leprotic neuroarthropathy.
In contrast in study by VK Shukla et al, [6] maximum 34% were leprotic. After 1st week there was complete healing in 5 cases (20%), partial healing in 12 (20%) cases in Nano silver, whereas no ulcer showed complete healing in control group.