Leprosy: a mimicker of psoriasis

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TitleLeprosy: a mimicker of psoriasis
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsVora RV, Kota RKS, Pariath KA
Abbrev. JournalEgypt J Dermatol Venerol
JournalEgyptian journal of dermatology and venereology
Year of Publication2017
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsLeprosy, papulosquamous, Psoriasis

Leprosy is a slowly progressive mutilating and stigmatizing disease. As the spectrum of disease is varied, various dermatological conditions may lead to diagnostic dilemma. Early diagnosis will help in the initiation of its treatment to avoid complications and morbidity due to the disease. The diagnosis of leprosy is made from the clinical picture, but must be complimented by biopsy and slit skin smear. Here, we report a case of leprosy that was mimicking psoriasis – a papulosqaumous disease clinically.

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