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"Leprosy" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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A chronic granulomatous infection caused by MYCOBACTERIUM LEPRAE. The granulomatous lesions are manifested in the skin, the mucous membranes, and the peripheral nerves. Two polar or principal types are lepromatous and tuberculoid.

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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Leprosy" by people in this website by year, and whether "Leprosy" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 737 publications over 40 distinct years, with a maximum of 33 publications in 2007
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