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Lepromatous leprosy presenting with lichenoid papules

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avatar Mohammad Omidian 1 , * , avatar Mohammad Ali Mapar 2 , avatar Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran 3 , avatar Zahra Omidian 2

1 Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, [email protected], Iran

2 Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Iran

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How to Cite: Omidian M, Mapar M A, D O D S O M A J U O M S A I, Omidian Z. Lepromatous leprosy presenting with lichenoid papules. Jundishapur J Microbiol.1(1): 38-40.

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Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology: 1 (1); 38-40
Article Type: Research Article
Received: January 1, 2008
Accepted: March 1, 2008
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Abstract

A 45-year Iranian man referred to the clinic with a severe itching and multiple papular lesions on his trunk, buttocks and extremities. Symptoms and signs of lesions simulated the clinical features of mycosis fungoides (Cutaneous T cell lymphoma). There were (not any) no typical features of leprosy except a localized patch of numbness on the right hand. Slit skin smear and histopathological slide showed features of lepromatous leprosy. Clinicians practicing in leprosy endemic areas should keep lepromatous leprosy in mind while investigating patients with varied and multiple lesions.

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