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Medical Term:

anesthetic leprosy


a form of leprosy chiefly affecting the nerves, marked by hyperesthesia succeeded by anesthesia, and by paralysis, ulceration, and various trophic disturbances, terminating in gangrene and mutilation.

Synonym(s): Danielssen disease, Danielssen-Boeck disease, dry leprosy, trophoneurotic leprosy

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