Leprosy is one of the most misunderstood disease in the world. There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding it. That is why patients of this disease are sometimes shunned by friends and relatives. This adds unbearable trauma to a patient. But thankfully this attitude is changing in recent times. In fact this is one of the main reasons why many patients hide their symptoms and do not seek timely treatment. This is unfortunate because leprosy is an easily curable condition provided you get proper treatment. Therefore it is necessary to know the facts about this disease. This prevents misinformation too.