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De novo Histoid Leprosy masquerading as neurofibromatosis

Author(s): Rajesh Sinha | Hari Shankar Pandey | Monil Singhai

Journal: Journal of Case Reports
ISSN 2231-6809

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 18;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Histoid leprosy | Neurofibromatosis | Lepromatous leprosy

Histoid leprosy is a rare form of multibacillary leprosy with unique clinical and histopathological features. Lesions of histoid leprosy can mimic neurofibroma, xanthoma, dermatofibromas, reticulohistiocytosis and cutaneous metastasis. We report a case of “de novo” histoid leprosy which mimicked neurofibromatosis in its clinical presentation.
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