Danielssen's disease -->
anaesthetic leprosy
medical dictionary

<neurology> A form of leprosy chiefly affecting the nerves, marked by hyperesthesia succeeded by anaesthesia, and by paralysis, ulceration, and various trophic disturbances, terminating in gangrene and mutilation.

Synonyms: Danielssen's disease, Danielssen-Boeck disease, dry leprosy, trophoneurotic leprosy.

American spelling: anesthetic leprosy

(05 Mar 2000)