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Leprosy remains endemic in third world countries, with 215,656 new cases reported worldwide at the end of 2013, states the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations. Of all new cases, 81 percent originated in... More »

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Patients with leprosy have skin growths, discolored skin lesions and stiff skin, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Leprosy also causes nose problems, such as nosebleeds and stuffy noses. Patien... More »

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Since the year 1873 when leprosy was officially diagnosed by Norwegian doctor Armauer Hansen and for many centuries before that, people who contract leprosy have been ostracized from their homes and communities, accordin... More »

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While there is no specific treatment for dengue fever, doctors may advise patients with mild cases to drink fluids to stay hydrated and take pain relievers, such as acetaminophen, notes Mayo Clinic. Patients with severe ... More »

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Prognosis varies considerably for multiple sclerosis patients, although the disease does not significantly alter life expectancy in most cases, explains the University of Maryland Medical Center. Most patients do not dev... More »

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About 5 to 10 percent of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease cases are inherited, manifesting in patients with a mutant copy of a gene controlling the formation of a certain protein in the body, states the NIH. Transmission betwee... More »

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Radiofrequency treatment, also called radiofrequency ablation, is performed using needles and the guidance of an x-ray machine: physicians insert tiny needles into the areas of pain or where cancer exists, which then tra... More »

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