Leprosy Among Elderly Women Essay

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Title: “Consequences of leprosy and Deformity among Elderly Women”.

Leprosy is a leading cause of permanent physical disability. Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprous, an acid-fast, rod-shaped bacillus. WHO, fact sheet on leprosy reveals that the disease mainly affects the skin, the peripheral nerves, mucosa of the upper respiratory tract and the eyes. Leprosy is curable and treatment provided in the early stages averts disability. According to WHO; 1.27 lakhs new cases of leprosy in India during 2013-14 and 46845 new cases of leprosy during 2013-14 were women. Disabilities and stigma resulted in lower education, income, and marriage prospects for all elderly women. To change people beliefs and attitudes about leprosy and disability and to improve access to rehabilitation services action researchers need to take action. Therefore it is very important to learn about these aspects to know the gaps at various stages and to evolve effective strategy to fill those gaps which have a positive influence on the outcome of any preventive measures and improves the life condition of those affected elderly women. The aim of the paper is to find out explain women, the ways in which women experience deformity
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It's also possible to get the bacteria from armadillo and other non-human primates. Leprosy left untreated causes damage to the nerves, limbs, skin and eyes. It is also explained that this damage gives the patient decreased feeling in the areas affected. The decreased feeling can leave the patient unaware that they have injured themselves and they can get secondary infections. These infections result in the loss of body tissues. Further, the fingers and toes can become shortened and deformed due to cartilage being absorbed back into the body.Apart from experiencing illness women also suffer pain due to

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