The leprosy is caused by a specific pathogen called Mycobacterium leprae. It is a bacterium resistant to acids baciliforme can be reproduced only within cells. The ideal breeding of Mycobacterium leprae temperature is 33 degrees Celsius. In case of an outbreak of leprosy, the agent destroys the skin and mucous membranes and also attacks the nerve cells of the limbs. Concomitant effects of infection ranging from skin discoloration through paralysis to the involvement of internal organs and bones.
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