Mycobacterium Leprae is the most common cause of leprosy. The disease affects the surface of the body as well as peripheral nervous system. It is the nerves of the extremities that are targeted. Leprosy progresses smoothly. The full potential of leprosy may not be realized for up to 40 years. It may take up to 40 (!) Skin lesions can be disfiguring. The main way for the disease to spread is usually through person-to-person contacts.
Mycobacterium Leprae takes some time to reproduce within the organism. It grows inside cells. It takes at least two weeks for it to develop. Other bacteria can grow in a matter of minutes, or even hours. Mycobacterium Leprae prefers temperatures between 80.9 F and 86 F. This is why they like cold body parts and areas such as the nose, eyes and extremities.
Wondering how to detect this disease? Knowing the main symptoms of this disease will help you decide whether or not you stand a chance. It is easy to determine where symptoms are most prevalent, since the main problem affects the body surface and nerves. Our brain is home to the peripheral nerves. The bacteria can also cause damage to the eyes and the areas of the nose if they get in.