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Disfiguring facial lesions and loss of sensation

Hundemer, Marleen, PA-C; Wan, Claire, Ramsay, PA-C, MPH

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: January 2018 - Volume 31 - Issue 1 - p 27–29
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000526775.98315.5a
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ABSTRACT Hansen disease (leprosy) continues to be prevalent in some regions of Africa, Asia, and South America, and each year 100 to 300 cases are reported in the United States, especially in immigrants and patients exposed to armadillos. Treatment depends on patient presentation. Hansen disease remains highly stigmatized, though it is now clear that it is not readily transmitted through casual physical contact.

Marleen Hundemer and Claire Ramsay Wan practice in family medicine with Cambridge (Mass.) Health Alliance. Ms. Hundemer also practices in emergency medicine in Boston, Mass. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Copyright © 2018 American Academy of Physician Assistants
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