Which disease causes such hand deformations?

leprosy
tuberculosis
typhus
smallpox
Contrary to folk­lore, leprosy does not cause body parts to fall off. In­fec­tion­s, however, can result in tissue loss causing fingers and toes to become short­ened and de­formed, as car­ti­lage is absorbed into the body.

Answers distribution

leprosy
tuberculosis
typhus
smallpox
answers
flagthe Netherlands
90%
0%
6%
3%
30
flagItaly
87%
3%
6%
0%
33
flagCanada
84%
6%
6%
0%
58
flagNorway
84%
3%
11%
0%
26
flagIndia
83%
2%
9%
1%
142
flagRepublic of Ireland
81%
4%
12%
2%
49
flagthe United Arab Emirates
81%
6%
12%
0%
16
flagGermany
80%
5%
12%
0%
134
flagFrance
78%
3%
15%
3%
33
flagLithuania
78%
0%
21%
0%
14
flagUkraine
77%
4%
13%
4%
22
flagthe United Kingdom
76%
5%
14%
1%
284
flagPoland
75%
3%
18%
1%
11019
flagthe United States
72%
4%
16%
2%
422
flagUnknown
71%
5%
20%
1%
70
flagAustralia
70%
5%
15%
5%
20
flagSweden
68%
0%
18%
12%
16
flagDenmark
60%
0%
33%
0%
15
flagthe Philippines
55%
6%
20%
3%
29
flagCzech Republic
50%
14%
28%
0%
14

Gender

men77%
women73%
leprosy
77%
73%
tuberculosis
3%
2%
typhus
16%
22%
smallpox
2%
0%

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