Diffuse Multibacillary Leprosy of Lucio and Latapí with Lucio's Phenomenon, Peru.

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TitleDiffuse Multibacillary Leprosy of Lucio and Latapí with Lucio's Phenomenon, Peru.
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsRamal C, Casapía M, Marin J, Celis JC, Baldeon J, Vilcarromero S, Cubas G, Espejo A, Bravo F, Paredes OV, Ramos JM, Legua P
Abbrev. JournalEmerging Infect. Dis.
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Year of Publication2017
Volume23
Issue11
Pagination1929-1930
Publication Languageeng
Abstract

Diffuse multibacillary leprosy of Lucio and Latapí is mainly reported in Mexico and Central America. We report a case in a 65-year-old man in Peru. He also had Lucio's phenomenon, characterized by vascular thrombosis and invasion of blood vessel walls by leprosy bacilli, causing extensive skin ulcers.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29048291?dopt=Abstract

DOI10.3201/eid2311.171228
Link to full texthttps://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/23/11/pdfs/17-1228.pdf
PubMed Central IDPMC5652424