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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flagNew Zealand
84%
7%
7%
0%
13
flagAustria
83%
6%
6%
0%
30
flagPakistan
82%
3%
7%
4%
64
flagNigeria
82%
4%
4%
4%
23
flagIndia
79%
5%
9%
2%
306
flagGermany
79%
7%
10%
1%
218
flagthe United Kingdom
79%
9%
8%
1%
188
flagthe Netherlands
78%
0%
15%
0%
19
flagSwitzerland
75%
6%
13%
2%
45
flagAustralia
74%
3%
13%
5%
58
flagCanada
73%
10%
13%
0%
46
flagRepublic of Ireland
70%
10%
20%
0%
30
flagPoland
68%
4%
25%
1%
15458
flagthe United States
66%
7%
20%
2%
531
flagUnknown
66%
0%
28%
0%
21
flagSouth Africa
61%
0%
15%
7%
13
flagGreece
60%
5%
25%
10%
20
flagItaly
55%
7%
29%
7%
27
flagMalaysia
55%
16%
22%
0%
18
flagthe Philippines
47%
8%
33%
2%
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