Leprosy in India

Article by Dr. Swathi Shivakumar, Consultant – Dermatologist, Aster RV Hospital Leprosy is a long-term infectious illness caused by Mycobacterium leprae. It most commonly affects the skin and peripheral nerves, although it can present in a variety of ways. The illness has a long incubation time, usually 5-7 years, and is classed as paucibacillary or […]