HLTB21H3 Final: Exam Study Guide - Leprosy, Tuberculosis, Syphilis

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320bc records in ancient greece, after army of alexander the great returned from. 62bc - rome returned with pompeii"s troops from asia minor. Thought to be hereditary illness, caused by a curse or punishment of god. Lepers were stigmatized special clothing, arrival notification, separate hospitals, leprosariums/lazaretto/leper colony/lazar house. mid-12th century loss of civic status removal from public office; discovers the leprosy germ under a microscope. Average doubling time of 12 14 days. Thought to be transmitted via droplets, from the nose during close and frequent contact. not highly infectious may be related to genetic susceptibility. mainly affects the skin, nerves, and mucous membranes. Risk common in warm, wet areas in the tropics and subtropics; most susceptible between the ages of 10 and 14 years old, 35-44 years old. who recommends multidrug therapy (mdt) dapsone, rifampicin, clofazimine promin (1941) www. notesolution. com. do not develop human type leprosy, usually more severe and fatal;

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