[P301] A case of borderline lepromatous leprosy In an immigrant worker.

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Title[P301] A case of borderline lepromatous leprosy In an immigrant worker.
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsKwon O, Choi Y, Kim H, Kwon H, Park KD, Park J, Chung H
Journal프로그램북 (구 초록집)
Year of Publication2017
Publication Languagekor
KeywordsDiagnosis, Immigrant, Indonesia, Intractable skin presentations, Leprosy

Hansen`s disease (HD) is a chronic infectious disorder acquired by inoculation of Mycobacterium leprae. While the incidence rate of leprosy patients continues to decrease with multidrug therapy, high prevalence of the disease still persists in southeastern countries. Due to the rarity and different clinical presentation, HD is often misdiagnosed with other conditions. Especially, when a patient presents with leprosy reaction the diagnosis is likely to be delayed since classical feature such as sensory disorders and skin lesion are atypically presented. A 27-year-old Indonesian immigrant who displayed clinical features mimicking that of orbital cellulitis who was later diagnosed with borderline lepromatous leprosy through histologic and PCR confirmation. We present this case in light of alerting the probability of leprosy in immigrants with intractable skin presentations.