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Borderline lepromatous leprosy, erythema nodosum leprosum and a generalized Varicella Zoster virus infection.

Abstract

We report the case of a thirty-year-old man with Mid-Borderline (BB) to Borderline Lepromatous Leprosy (BL) who was admitted to the hospital with blistering lesions on his upper and lower extremities. These lesions, which were partly filled with pus rapidly developed into erosions and ulcerations with hemorrhagic crusts. Other observations at time of admission included a tender erythematous plaque on his forehead, a drop foot on the right leg, muscle atrophy in both hands, a low grade fever, and pain and swelling in his right lower jaw. Histopathological examination showed an ulcerative Erythema Nodosum Leprosum. Dental evaluation showed a tooth infection. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Kennedy C
Naafs B
Year of Publication
2017
Journal
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV
Language
eng
ISSN Number
1468-3083
DOI
10.1111/jdv.14233
Alternate Journal
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol
Publication Language
eng