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A new diagnostic sampling method in pure neural leprosy: the scraping of the myelin sheath.

Abstract
Pure Neural Leprosy (PNL) is a form of leprosy characterized by neural involvement without any skin lesions.1 PNL affects about 3%–10% of patients with leprosy and it can occur in any spectrum, although it is more frequent in the tuberculoid type.2 We present a case of a patient affected by PNL diagnosed through the scraping of myelin sheaths of the ulnar nerve, Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) staining, and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Trave I
Cavalchini A
Barabino G
Parodi A
Year of Publication
2021
Journal
Anais brasileiros de dermatologia
Date Published
03/2021
Language
eng
ISSN Number
1806-4841
DOI
10.1016/j.abd.2020.05.017
Alternate Journal
An Bras Dermatol
PMID
33781645
Publication Language
eng

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