Hansen's disease, also known as leprosy, is a chronic bacterial disease that primarily affects the skin, peripheral nerves and upper airway. Feared as a highly contagious and devastating disease, it is well established that Hansen's disease (leprosy) is not highly transmissible, is very treatable, and, with early diagnosis and treatment, is not disabling. Compiled statistics reveal that Hansen's disease (leprosy) is rare in the U.S. There are currently approximately 6,500 cases; about 3,300 require active medical management.
This webinar will describe the major clinical features suggesting Hansen’s Disease, describe how to confirm the diagnosis and, if necessary, refer patients for confirmation, and describe basic management of Hansen’s Disease. The webinar was recorded from a live presentation from April 1, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.