Definition of Hansen's disease

1. Noun. Chronic granulomatous communicable disease occurring in tropical and subtropical regions; characterized by inflamed nodules beneath the skin and wasting of body parts; caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium leprae.

Exact synonyms: Leprosy
Generic synonyms: Infectious Disease
Specialized synonyms: Tuberculoid Leprosy, Lepromatous Leprosy
Terms within: Enl, Erythema Nodosum Leprosum
Derivative terms: Leprous



Definition of Hansen's disease

1. Noun. (disease) The disease leprosy. ¹

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Medical Definition of Hansen's disease

1. Leprosy is a chronic granulomatous infection of humans by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae. Leprosy affects the superficial tissues, especially the skin and peripheral nerves. It is estimated that there are between 10 and 20 million persons affected with leprosy in the world. Leprosy is most common in tropical climates (even as close as Mexico), but quite rare in the United States. Ninety percent of the cases diagnosed in the U.S. Have occurred in immigrants from leprosy-endemic countries. Some sporadic reports of leprosy have come out of Hawaii and the Gulf Coastal areas of the U.S. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hansen's Disease

Hans Geiger
Hans Holbein
Hans Island
Hans Jurgen Eysenck
Hans Zinsser
Hansard
Hansards
Hanse
Hanseatic
Hanseatic League
Hansel
Hansel and Gretel
Hansemann macrophage
Hansen
Hansen's bacillus
Hansen's disease
Hanses
Hansom
Hansom cab
Hanson
Hansonism
Hansonmania
Hanswurst
Hanswursts
Hants
Hanukah
Hanukkah
Hanukkahs
Hanuman
Hany

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