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Oral lesions in borderline and reactional tuberculoid leprosy.

Abstract

Thirty patients, fifteen with borderline and fifteen with reactional tuberculoid leprosy, were submitted to clinical and histopathologic studies of the buccal mucosa for detection of specific lesions. Five reactional tuberculoid and eight borderline patients presented specific conditions characterized by chronic granulomatous lesions with bacilli, chronic granulomatous lesions without bacilli, and nonspecific chronic inflammatory lesions with bacilli. The infiltrate had small extension, low bacterial levels and the mucosa, with the exception of one case, did not show ulceration. These results suggest that in the reactional tuberculoid and borderline patients the buccal mucosa is not an important source of bacilli elimination.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Alfieri N
Fleury R N
Opromolla D V
Ura S
Campos I
Year of Publication
1983
Journal
Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology
Volume
55
Issue
1
Number of Pages
52-7
Date Published
1983 Jan
Language
eng
ISSN Number
0030-4220
DOI
10.1016/0030-4220(83)90305-5
Alternate Journal
Oral Surg. Oral Med. Oral Pathol.
Publication Language
eng