Risk Factors for Leprosy
List of Risk Factors for Leprosy
The list of risk factors mentioned for Leprosy in various sources includes:
Risk factors discussion:
Close contacts with patients with
untreated, active, predominantly multibacillary disease, and
persons living in countries with highly endemic disease. (Source: excerpt from Hansen's Disease (Leprosy): DBMD)
About risk factors:
Risk factors for Leprosy are factors that do not seem
to be a direct cause of the disease,
but seem to be associated in some way.
Having a risk factor for Leprosy
makes the chances
of getting a condition higher but does
not always lead to Leprosy.
Also, the absence of any risk factors
or having a protective factor does not necessarily
guard you against getting Leprosy.
For general information and a list of risk factors,
see the risk center.
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