IJSRP, Volume 9, Issue 5, May 2019 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dr. Archana Singh
Leprosy is one of the oldest human bacterial disease recognized by a Norwegian scientist Armauer Hansen working in Bergen in 1873. Leprosy is still one of the infectious diseases and major health problem of developing countries. Leprosy is caused by Mycobacterium leprae. M. leprae is pleomorphic, straight or slightly curved, rod shaped gram positive bacteria. It is strong acid fast bacilli and occur in the human host intracellularly.