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Spleen in Lepromatous leprosy (A. 36/38)

'The disease enslaved me': living with leprosy in Ghana – in pictures

'The disease enslaved me': living with leprosy in Ghana – in pictures

Leprosy - A disease of the peripheral nervous system and upper mucosa of the respiratory tract that causes external skin lesions. This disease has affected humans for more than 4000 years and has turned its' victims into social outcasts, forcing them to spend their lives awau from others in leper colonies.

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"Don't open my bandage!" the leprosy patient cried out. For years, the patient believed they had the disease because of their sin. ⠀ ⠀ Sakshi (pictured), a woman missionary, knew exactly how they felt.⠀ ⠀ "No, no, this is not some sin," Sakshi said. "I myself have gone through this." Read more: [link in bio]⠀

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... is confirmed by culture. The histologic features somewhat resemble those of Lepromatous leprosy.

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'The disease enslaved me': living with leprosy in Ghana – in pictures

'The disease enslaved me': living with leprosy in Ghana – in pictures

'The disease enslaved me': living with leprosy in Ghana – in pictures

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