Localized and persistent erythema nodosum leprosum - A rare variant?

Smitha Prabhu, Raghavendra Rao, H. Sripathi, Laxmi Rao, Ridhi Singh

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Abstract

Erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL) or Type-2 Lepra reaction is a manifestation of type III hypersensitivity response and usually occurs in certain cases of lepromatous and borderline lepromatous leprosy. It is usually generalized and evanescent, and responds well to oral corticosteroid therapy. Here we report an unusual case of persistent and localized ENL in a 19-year-old girl, which could be diagnosed with the aid of skin biopsy and histopathological examination.

Original languageEnglish
Article number16
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Volume14
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2008

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Erythema Nodosum
Borderline Leprosy
Multibacillary Leprosy
Immune Complex Diseases
Lepromatous Leprosy
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Biopsy
Skin
Therapeutics

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  • Dermatology

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Localized and persistent erythema nodosum leprosum - A rare variant? / Prabhu, Smitha; Rao, Raghavendra; Sripathi, H.; Rao, Laxmi; Singh, Ridhi.

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