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Type II reaction without erythema nodosum leprosum masquerading as lymphoma.

Abstract

Lepromatous leprosy is a multisystem disease that can involve many organ systems, with lymph nodes a common extra-cutaneous site to be affected. Rarely, multibacillary leprosy can be confused with other diseases like lymphomas and connective tissue diseases. Herein we report a patient of lepromatous leprosy with Type II lepra reaction involving lymph nodes who presented with generalised lymphadenopathy, acquired ichthyosis and constitutional symptoms but no cutaneous lesions to suggest erythema nodosum leprosum, and who was initially misdiagnosed as a case of Hodgkin's lymphoma.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Mahajan R
Dogra S
Kaur I
Yadav S
Saikia UN
Budania A
Year of Publication
2012
Journal
Leprosy review
Volume
83
Issue
4
Number of Pages
378-83
Date Published
2012 Dec
Language
eng
ISSN Number
0305-7518
Call Number
MAHAJAN 2012
Alternate Journal
Lepr Rev
Publication Language
eng