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Diseases

Leprosy

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Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease (HD), a chronic infectious disease caused by a Mycobacterium (Mycobacterium leprae) affecting especially the skin and marginal nerves. It is characterized by the formation of nodules or macules that enlarge and spread with loss of sensation and eventually paralysis, wasting of muscle, and production of deformities called also Hansen's disease. This infection is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae an. Read more...

Leukemia

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It is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal increase of immature white blood cells called "blasts". There are two forms of leukemia: Acute leukemia is identified by a rapid increase in the number of immature blood cells. Congestion due to immature blood cells makes the bone marrow unable to produce healthy blood cells. Prompt treatment is required in acute leukemia due to the rapid progression and accumulation of th. Read more...

Lymphoedema

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It is also known as Lymphatic Obstruction, is a condition of localized fluid retention and tissue swelling caused by a compromised lymphatic system. The lymphatic system returns the interstitial fluid to the thoracic duct and then to the bloodstream, where it is re circulated back to the tissues. There are two main types of lymphoedema: Primary Lymphoedema – which develops at birth or after puberty and is caused by faulty genes. Secondar. Read more...