Leprosy | Diagnosis & Tests

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How is leprosy diagnosed?

Your doctor will ask you questions about your medical history and the symptoms you are experiencing. He or she will probably want to remove a tiny piece of the affected skin (called a biopsy) to check for the Mycobacterium leprae bacteria.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 11/09

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