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Histoid leprosy presenting as a large tumor

Abstract
Histoid leprosy is a rare form of multibacillary leprosy, characterized by the presence of papules, plaques, or nodules whose appearance is keloid-like, skin colored, or erythematous. Fusiform cells are the main histopathological feature. Due to the fact that it can simulate other dermatological lesions, for example, dermatofibroma and neurofibroma, it constitutes a diagnostic challenge for clinicians and pathologists. It is a bacilliferous form of leprosy, and it plays an important role in disease transmission. A case of a patient with histoid leprosy living in the Northeast Region of Brazil is reported.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Fernandes TRMDO
Andrade VJSD
Nascimento ID
Matias AKS
Keywords
Year of Publication
2021
Journal
Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Language
eng
ISSN Number
0365-0596
DOI
10.1016/j.abd.2021.04.009
Publication Language
eng