HLTB21H3 Chapter Notes -Leprosy, Molokai, Macrophage

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Notes on tb and hansens disease feb 5, 2010. 2 forms of leoprosy: tuberculoid: bacteria lies in skin nodules (organs affected: skin, nerves, lepromatous: lies in macrophages (multiple organs involved, eye problems, heart problemsetc) Answer: give an overview of the history of hansen"s disaease for hawaii and luisiana. Answer: @hawaii, brought by chinese workers, first case in 1945, put to molokai. Answer: if one person has tb they have a lesser chance of getting hansen"s disease (but not the other way around leprosy ruins the immune system). The 2 bacteria are in the same genome, M. leprae takes longer to divide, only grow in humans, mice, armadillo: discuss the importance of robert koch"s work. Answer: german physician, discovered a vaccine for tb, but not very effective.

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