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Dermatology

The Regents Of The University Of California

Los Angeles, CA 90095

Robert Modlin is a Dermatologist in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Modlin has been practicing medicine for over 41 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Leprosy. He is also highly rated in 3 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Leprosy, Acne, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and Erythema Nodosum. He is board certified in Dermatology and licensed to treat patients in California.

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Dr. RP Govt. Medical College

Kangar, HP, IN 

Vikram Mahajan practices in Kangar, India. Dr. Mahajan is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Leprosy. He is also highly rated in 16 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Leprosy, Erythema Nodosum, Melasma, and Sporotrichosis.

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RG Kar Medical College And Hospital

Kolkata, WB, IN 

Abheek Sil practices in Kolkata, India. Dr. Sil is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Leprosy. He is also highly rated in 13 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Leprosy, Pigmented Purpuric Dermatosis, West Syndrome, and Incontinentia Pigmenti.

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London School Of Hygiene And Tropical Medicine

NL 

Diana Lockwood practices in Netherlands. Dr. Lockwood is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Leprosy. She is also highly rated in 6 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Leprosy, Erythema Nodosum, Leishmaniasis, and Peripheral Neuropathy.

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RG Kar Medical College And Hospital

Haora, WB, IN 71110

Sudip Ghosh practices in Haora, India. Dr. Ghosh is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Leprosy. He is also highly rated in 35 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Leprosy, West Syndrome, Pigmented Purpuric Dermatosis, and Universal Acquired Melanosis.

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University Of Tehran

Tehran University Of Medical Sciences
 
Tehran, IR 

Alireza Firooz practices in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran. Dr. Firooz is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Leprosy. He is also highly rated in 9 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Leprosy, Leishmaniasis, Pityriasis Rosea, and Autosomal Recessive Hypotrichosis.

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BLDE University

Bijapur, KA, IN 

Arun Inamadar practices in Bijapur, India. Dr. Inamadar is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Leprosy. He is also highly rated in 11 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Leprosy, Giant Congenital Melanocytic Nevus, Acute Febrile Neutrophilic Dermatosis, and Hirsutism in Women.

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University Of Kashmir

Srinagar, JK, IN 

Iffat Hassan practices in Srinagar, India. Dr. Hassan is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Leprosy. She is also highly rated in 15 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Leprosy, Kerion Celsi, Demodicidosis, and Contact Dermatitis.

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University Medical Center Rotterdam

Rotterdam, ZH, NL 

Jan Richardus practices in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Dr. Richardus is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Leprosy. They are also highly rated in 11 other conditions, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Leprosy, Onchocerciasis, Hepatitis B, and Peripheral Neuropathy.

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Pulmonary Medicine
Internal Medicine

University Medical Service Association Inc

13330 Usf Laurel Dr
 
Tampa, FL 33612

Debabrata Bandyopadhyay is a Pulmonary Medicine specialist and an Internal Medicine doctor in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Bandyopadhyay has been practicing medicine for over 28 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Leprosy. He is also highly rated in 37 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Leprosy, Syringocystadenoma Papilliferum, Acrospiroma, and Sarcoidosis. He is board certified in Pulmonary Disease and licensed to treat patients in Florida. Dr. Bandyopadhyay is currently accepting new patients.

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RG Kar Medical College And Hospital

Kolkata, WB, IN 

Dibyendu Bhanja practices in Kolkata, India. Dr. Bhanja is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Leprosy. They are also highly rated in 7 other conditions, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Leprosy, Pigmented Purpuric Dermatosis, Lichen Planus, and West Syndrome.

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Gastroenterology
Internal Medicine

Carolina Digestive Health Associates, PA

300 Billingsley Rd
 
Charlotte, NC 28211

Tarun Narang is a Gastroenterologist and an Internal Medicine doctor in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Narang has been practicing medicine for over 22 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Leprosy. He is also highly rated in 46 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Erythema Nodosum, Donovanosis, Leprosy, and Bile Duct Obstruction. He is board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine and licensed to treat patients in North Carolina and New York. Dr. Narang is currently accepting new patients.

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RG Kar Medical College And Hospital

Kolkata, WB, IN 

Avik Panigrahi practices in Kolkata, India. Dr. Panigrahi is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Leprosy. He is also highly rated in 5 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Leprosy, Balanitis, Creeping Eruption, and Pigmented Purpuric Dermatosis.

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Leiden University Medical Center

Leiden, ZH, NL 

Annemieke Geluk practices in Leiden, Netherlands. Dr. Geluk is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Leprosy. They are also highly rated in 3 other conditions, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Leprosy, Erythema Nodosum, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, and Necrosis.

Elite
Infectious Disease
Pediatrics
Internal Medicine

The Emory Clinic, Inc

Atlanta, GA 30322

Jessica Fairley is an Infectious Disease specialist and a Pediatrics doctor in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Fairley has been practicing medicine for over 18 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Leprosy. She is also highly rated in 5 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Leprosy, Zika Virus Disease, Erythema Nodosum, and Smallpox. She is board certified in Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine and licensed to treat patients in Ohio. Dr. Fairley is currently accepting new patients.

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London School Of Hygiene And Tropical Medicine

London, ENG, GB 

Stephen Walker practices in London, United Kingdom. Dr. Walker is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Leprosy. He is also highly rated in 7 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Erythema Nodosum, Leprosy, Scabies, and Leishmaniasis.

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All India Institute Of Medical Sciences

Bhubaneshwar, OR, IN 

Aparna Palit practices in Bhubaneshwar, India. Dr. Palit is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Leprosy. She is also highly rated in 7 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Leprosy, Syringocystadenoma Papilliferum, Acrospiroma, and Darier Disease.

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All India Institute Of Medical Sciences

Raipur, CT, IN 

Pugazhenthan Thangaraju practices in Raipur, India. Dr. Thangaraju is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Leprosy. They are also highly rated in 2 other conditions, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Leprosy, Erythema Nodosum, COVID-19, and Methemoglobinemia.

Elite

National Institute Of Infectious Diseases

Higashimurayama, JP 

Norihisa Ishii practices in Higashimurayama, Japan. Dr. Ishii is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Leprosy. They are also highly rated in 2 other conditions, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Leprosy, Scabies, Yaws, and Head Lice.

Distinguished

University Of Kashmir

Srinagar, JK, IN 

Yasmeen Bhat practices in Srinagar, India. Dr. Bhat is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Leprosy. She is also highly rated in 9 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Leprosy, Pustules, Kerion Celsi, and Hypertrichosis Lanuginosa Congenita.

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What is the definition of Leprosy?

Leprosy, also called Hansen disease, is a disorder known since ancient times. It is caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium leprae and is contagious, which means that it can be passed from person to person. It is usually contracted by breathing airborne droplets from affected individuals' coughs and sneezes, or by coming into contact with their nasal fluids. However, it is not highly transmissible, and approximately 95 percent of individuals who are exposed to Mycobacterium leprae never develop leprosy. The infection can be contracted at any age, and signs and symptoms can take anywhere from several months to 20 years to appear.

Leprosy affects the skin and the peripheral nerves, which connect the brain and spinal cord to muscles and to sensory cells that detect sensations such as touch, pain, and heat. Most affected individuals have areas of skin damage (cutaneous lesions) and problems with nerve function (peripheral neuropathy); however, the severity and extent of the problems vary widely. Leprosy occurs on a spectrum, in which the most severe form is called multibacillary or lepromatous, and the least severe form is called paucibacillary or tuberculoid. Patterns of signs and symptoms intermediate between these forms are sometimes called borderline forms.

Multibacillary leprosy usually involves a large number of cutaneous lesions, including both surface damage and lumps under the skin (nodules). The moist tissues that line body openings such as the eyelids and the inside of the nose and mouth (mucous membranes) can also be affected, which can lead to vision loss, destruction of nasal tissue, or impaired speech. Some affected individuals have damage to internal organs and tissues. The nerve damage that occurs in multibacillary leprosy often results in a lack of sensation in the hands and feet. Repeated injuries that go unnoticed and untreated because of this lack of sensation can lead to reabsorption of affected fingers or toes by the body, resulting in the shortening or loss of these digits.

Paucibacillary leprosy typically involves a small number of surface lesions on the skin. There is generally loss of sensation in these areas, but the other signs and symptoms that occur in multibacillary leprosy are less likely to develop in this form of the disorder.

In any form of leprosy, episodes called reactions can occur, and can lead to further nerve damage. These episodes can include reversal reactions, which involve pain and swelling of the skin lesions and the nerves in the hands and feet. People with the more severe forms of leprosy can develop a type of reaction called erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL). These episodes involve fever and painful skin nodules. In addition, painful, swollen nerves can occur. ENL can also lead to inflammation of the joints, eyes, and the testicles in men.

Leprosy has long been stigmatized because of its infectious nature and the disfigurement it can cause. This stigma can cause social and emotional problems for affected individuals. However, modern treatments can prevent leprosy from getting worse and spreading to other people. While the infection is curable, nerve and tissue damage that occurred before treatment is generally permanent.

Behind the Leprosy List

MediFind is the industry authority on identifying the leading medical experts and latest research in order to help patients facing complex health challenges, including Leprosy, make better health decisions. Leveraging our expertise in natural language processing and machine learning across thousands of diseases, we uncover physicians who are leading authorities on Leprosy. MediFind identifies these experts using proprietary world-class models that assess over 2.5 million global doctors based on a range of variables, including research leadership, patient volume, peer standing, and connectedness to other experts. Learn more about our methodology by exploring how MediFind works.