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Necrotic erythema nodosum reaction associated with histological alterations of Lucio’s phenomenon


Patients with lepromatous or borderline leprosy may present two types of vasculonecrotic reactions: Lucio’s phenomenon (LP) and necrotic erythema nodosum leprosum (nENL). These are serious conditions, which mostly lead to life-threatening infectious and thrombotic complications. The authors report the case of a patient with leprosy recurrence associated with an atypical type II reaction with LP characteristics on histopathology.

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Góes LDM
Morais PMD
Rebello PFB
Schettini APM