Preventing the damage of prejudice and discrimination against the patient’s family: Mycobacterial infection, which mainly affects the skin and peripheral nerves, currently has a certain number of patients mainly in developing countries, but in Japan, several new patients are diagnosed every year. Mycobacterium leprae (Mycobacterium genus, same as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Mycobacteria contain mycolic acid (wax component: about 60 to 90 carbon atoms (C60H122 to C90H182)). It is covered with a characteristic membrane structure and is highly resistant to alkalis and acids), and it prefers to attack the skin because the optimal temperature for growth is around 31°C.

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