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Leprosy/ Hansen’s disease

Leprosy/ Hansen’s disease ETIOLOGY Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by M.Leprae- an acid fast bacilli. The route of transmission is unclear but is thought to be via nasal droplet infection and contact transmission. The organism prefers cooler temperature (body surface temperature is less than core body temperature) and hence it mainly involves skin …

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Acne vulgaris

Acne vulgaris is common in teenagers and young adults and hence is responsible for every damsel and young lad in distress! And may lead to scarring (not only physically, but also emotionally), nonetheless it is a self limiting disorder. PATHOGENESIS Increased Sebum production after puberty ——>Retention of sebum and keratinous material in hair follicles ——->Blockage …

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