Patient Comments: Leprosy - Risk Factors

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Have you ever been at risk for leprosy, either through travel or work? Please share your story. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: mike, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: March 01

In my case leprosy was caused by eating a reptile. It is a disease that is very painful while curing of it but if you're lucky you can live with it. But be careful because every scratch is a limb. I have not lost anything yet, only my toes on the left feet are a bit deformed. From me to everyone, choose your food wisely or you will end up like me.

Comment from: KPVM, 25-34 (Patient) Published: July 17

I have leprosy and started treatment, and I am taking once in a month tablets (3) and daily tablet (1). After 6 days of taking my second month course my left hand (actual injured part) got swollen and that was very painful. Few of my fingers lost sense/feel, now I am not able to write or work.

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