Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Answer to Medical Quiz #7

The answer is #3, Leprosy. Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease, is a chronic infectious bacteria that affects peripheral nerves, the respiratory tract lining and skin. Interestingly, only about 5% of people who are infected with the disease actually develop any symptoms. The mode of transmission is unknown, thought to be by respiratory droplets. Treatment with oral antibiotics is effective in treating Leprosy.

3 comments:

Dr. Know said...

Great, I got it!

Rich said...

This is scary!! I won't say why but I think you know what I'm getting at. :))

Terroni said...

Funny...I got here from Rich's post and actually answered before I saw this. Guess I wasn't paying attention to the dates :)