Necrotic erythema nodosum leprosum

Vandana Mehta Rai, C. Balachandran

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A 32-year-old fisherman suffering from lepromatous leprosy presented with fever, joint pains, bullous lesions, and multiple well-defined ulcers on the extremities and back of 10-days duration. The bullae ruptured to form ulcers of varying sizes with well-defined margins and necrotic bases. A few of the ulcers had black crusts resembling eschars. An immunofluorescence study ruled out autoimmune bullous disease. Histopathology of a lesion showed features of erythema nodosum leprosum.

Original languageEnglish
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 16-05-2006
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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Rai, V. M., & Balachandran, C. (2006). Necrotic erythema nodosum leprosum. Dermatology Online Journal, 12(3).