Elephantiasis graecorum, True Leprosy. Chromolithograph.

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    Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) 'Elephantiasis Graecorum, true leprosy or Hansen's disease is a chronic bacterial infection. It is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae and lepromatosis. A person infected can be symptomless for years but also could suffer with granulomas (small tumours) affecting various parts of the body such as the skin and nervous system and also poorly pigmented patches of skin, both can be seem in this illustration. It is a mildly contagious disease which can be treated with antimicrobial drug therapies. Skin diseases. Lithographs and watercolours, [by E. Burgess] 1878-1888."
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    Wellcome Collection
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    Link: https://wellcomecollection.org/works/dk5829ay
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years ago
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