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Borderline lepromatous leprosy with neurofibromatosis

Author(s): Angoori Gnaneshwar | Danturty Indira | Rekha Singh T

Journal: Indian Journal of Dermatology
ISSN 0019-5154

Volume: 55;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 262;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Leprosy | neurofibromata | cafι-au-lait macules

The coexistence of leprosy with neurofibromatosis is rare both the diseases present with nerve thickening and skin lesions (patches and nodules). The coexistence of neurofibroma with borderline tuberculoid, lepromatous, histoid, and neuritic leprosy has been reported in the past. We report here a case of borderline lepromatous leprosy coexisting with neurofibromatosis in a 60 year-old male, who presented with neurofibromata and nerve thickening. Histopathology of skin biopsy from the leprosy and neurofibroma nodules confirmed the diagnosis of leprosy and neurofibroma.
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