This chronic infectious disease usually affects the skin and peripheral nerves but has a wide range of possible clinical manifestations. Patients are classified as having paucibacillary or multibacillary Hansen's disease. Paucibacillary Hansen's disease is milder and characterized by one or more hypopigmented skin macules. Multibacillary Hansen's disease is associated with symmetric skin lesions, nodules, plaques, thickened dermis, and frequent involvement of the nasal mucosa resulting in nasal congestion and epistaxis.
- ACDC: A Manual of Departmental Rules, Regulations and Control Procedures
- LAC Report Form: Hansen Disease (Leprosy)
- LAC: Reported Cases of Selected Diseases (2007-2012)
- LAC: Reported Cases of Selected Diseases (2003-2008)