ArticlesA Case Study in Hansen's Disease Acquired After Heart TransplantLaunius, Beatrice K. MSN, RN, ACNP, CCRN; Brown, Patricia A. RN, BSN, MBA; Cush, Eleanor MS, BS; Mancini, Mary C. MD, PhDAuthor Information From the Department of Surgery, Heart Transplant Clinic, Louisiana State University Health Science Center, Shreveport, La (Launius, Cush) Department of Surgery, Louisiana State University Health Science Center, Shreveport, La (Mancini) The Heart Transplant Clinic, Willis-Knighton Medical Center, Shreveport, La. (Brown) Corresponding author: Beatrice K. Launius, MSN, RN, ACNP, CCRN, 2751 Albert Bicknell Dr, Suite 1E, Shreveport, LA 71103 (e-mail: [email protected]). Critical Care Nursing Quarterly: January 2004 - Volume 27 - Issue 1 - p 87-91 Buy Abstract Hansen's disease, leprosy, is a chronic infectious disease caused by the acid-fast bacillus Mycobacterium leprae. There are multiple forms of the disease ranging from the relatively benign to the progressive, malignant lepromatous leprosy. There is effective antimicrobial treatment available that is capable of curing the disease. We report the case of a post heart transplant patient acquiring Hansen's disease. © 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.