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.
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flagthe Netherlands
84%
0%
12%
0%
25
flagNew Zealand
84%
7%
7%
0%
13
flagAustria
83%
6%
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flagPakistan
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3%
7%
4%
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flagGermany
80%
6%
11%
1%
320
flagNigeria
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3%
7%
3%
26
flagIndia
78%
6%
9%
2%
343
flagthe United Kingdom
78%
8%
9%
1%
213
flagAustralia
76%
2%
11%
4%
67
flagCanada
76%
10%
12%
0%
50
flagSwitzerland
75%
5%
15%
1%
52
flagRepublic of Ireland
74%
8%
17%
0%
35
flagPoland
68%
3%
25%
1%
15757
flagthe United States
66%
7%
20%
2%
572
flagUnknown
66%
0%
28%
0%
21
flagSouth Africa
66%
0%
13%
6%
15
flagGreece
60%
5%
25%
10%
20
flagItaly
57%
7%
28%
7%
28
flagMalaysia
57%
15%
21%
0%
19
flagthe Philippines
48%
8%
34%
2%
50