Hansen's diseaseHan·sen's disease
Origin of Hansen's diseaseafter A. Hansen (1841-1912), Norwegian physician who discovered its causative bacterium
Origin of Hansen's diseaseAfter Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen (1841-1912), Norwegian physician
- (pathology) The disease leprosy, caused by infection by Mycobacterium leprae.
Named after Norwegian physician Gerhard Armauer Hansen (1841-1912) who in 1873 discovered the bacterium causing the disease.