Chapter 4 - Skin Diseases
Introduction to Skin Diseases
Congestive Inflammation of the Skin
Measles
Scarlet Fever
Smallpox Vaccination
Smallpox Illustration
Smallpox Variola
Varioloid
Chicken Pox
Image of Erysipelas & Inflammatory Blush
Cow Pox
Erysipelas
Nettle Rash
Rose Rash
Inflammatory Blush
Watery Pimples
Eczema and Salt Rheum
Shingles
Itch
Rupia
Pemphigus
Mattery Pimples
Crusted Tetter
Papulous Scall
Scaly Eruptions
Leprosy
Psoriasis
Pityriasis
Dry Pimples
Lupus
Warts and Corns
Mother's Marks
Nerves of the Skin
Color of the Skin
Disorders of the Sweat Glands
Disorders of the Oil Glands and Tubes
Barber's Itch
Disorders of the Hair and Tubes
Lice
BedBugs
Freckles
Corns
Bunions
Dandruff
Baldness
Gypsy Moth and Brown Tail Moth
Red Nose

4.26 Leprosy

Leprosy. Lepra.

IN this disease, the eruption makes its appearance as a small, salmon red spot, raised a little above the surrounding skin, and constituting, in fact, a flat pimple, almost as large at the top as at the bottom. On top of this pimple the scarf skin becomes rough, and after a little while a thin scale is produced. New layers are added to its under surface, and it accordingly grows thicker. It has a bright, silvery luster. These scaly spots multiply, and become the form of leprosy called lepra guttata, from the Latin gutta, a drop, the scales looking like drops of water on the skin.
But the eruption more frequently spreads out into circular patches, of the size of a fifty cent piece. These generally appear below the elbows and knees, and on the breast and shoulders, and back of the hands. Sometimes the entire hand is covered with scales of a peculiar silvery whiteness. These patches heal from the centre.

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