|Title||Detection of Mycobacterium lepromatosis in patients with leprosy in India|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Authors||Ahuja M, Lavania M, Singh I, Turankar RP, Chhabra S, Narang T, Dogra S, Sengupta U|
|Abbrev. Journal||Infect Drug Resist|
|Journal||Infection and drug resistance|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Keywords||16S rRNA gene, Coproporphyrinogen III oxidase (hemN) gene, India, Lepromatous leprosy, Leprosy, M. lepromatosis, phosphofructokinase|
Introduction: The most commonly noted reactions in leprosy patients are type 1 reactions and erythema nodosum leprosum, with some rare phenomenon of host response known as Lucio phenomenon or leprosy of Lucio and Latapi which is caused by Mycobacterium lepromatosis. So far, no case of M. lepromatosis has been reported from India.