It started with a small, dark spot on Oeur Pisey’s left arm: A spot that he simply ignored. Slowly, other spots appeared. They soon covered Mr. Pisey’s thighs, upper body, and eventually, his face. A local health clinic in Kompong Cham province told him not to worry: the spots were due to a simple allergy, he was told. “I took the medicine from the private clinic but it didn’t get better, and I didn’t know what was wrong,” Mr. Pisey, now 29, recounted Thursday on the sidelines of an event to mark World Leprosy Day. The discovery that
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