Leprosy is also called as Hansen's diseases, caused by a bacteria such as mycobacterium leprae and mycobacterium lepromatosis. it mainly effects the nerves, respiratory tract, eyes and skin. Based on the bacteria count the disease was catogorised into paucibacillary and multibacillary. its clinical feature is patches on skin with no sense and nerve enlargement which is referred to as neuritic leprosy. the disease transmission is through droplets form nose and mouth from sevrely diseased patients. irrespective of the ages and sexes mycobacterium leprae effects . close contact with the people having leprosy is not safe, as the disease is transmissible. mycobacterial diseases is an openaccess peer reviewed journal which publishes the scientific papers. the research done leprosy is updated timely on t he journals website. different article such as reviews, research, letter to editors, editorials, commentries, short communications and many are published in the journal mycobacterial diseases.
Last date updated on June, 2014