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anesthetic leprosy in Medicine

anesthetic leprosy n.
Leprosy chiefly affecting the nerves and characterized by heightened then suppressed sensation, and by paralysis, ulceration, and various trophic disturbances, often resulting in gangrene and disfigurement. Also called trophoneurotic leprosy.

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