lepromatous leprosy


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lep·rom·a·tous lep·ro·sy

a form of leprosy in which nodular cutaneous lesions are infiltrated, have ill-defined borders, and are bacteriologically positive; the lepromin test is negative, that is, the immunologic mechanism of the patient is not responsive to the Mycobacterium leprae infection.

lepromatous, lepromatous leprosy

See leprosy.

lep·rom·a·tous lep·ro·sy

(lep-rō'mă-tŭs lep'rŏ-sē)
A form of leprosy in which nodular cutaneous lesions are infiltrated, have ill-defined borders, and are bacteriologically positive.

lepromatous leprosy

A severe form of HANSEN'S DISEASE in people with reduced cell-mediated immunity to the causal organism Mycobacterium leprae and widespread dissemination of the organism.
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Increased vascularity and changes in the endothelial cells are more pronounced in lepromatous leprosy.
Study of rheumatic manifestations and serologic abnormalities in patients with lepromatous leprosy.
Local and systemic effects of intradermal recombinant interferon-gamma in patients with lepromatous leprosy.
Noordeen and 955 children contacts of Neelan 1978 (42) lepromatous leprosy and 2 000 of nonlepromatous leprosy were identified through survey in Sriperum-budur, India.
Stain Histopathology diagnosis positive diagnosis Clinical types n (%) n (%) n (%) Paucibacillary (n = 21) TT 10 (18) 0 14 BT 11 (20) 0 11 Multibacillary (n = 34) BL 27 (49) 2 22 LL 7 (13) 7 5 Total 55 (100) 9 (16) 52 (95) PCR positive Clinical types n (%) Paucibacillary (n = 21) TT 4 BT 6 Multibacillary (n = 34) BL 23 LL 7 Total 40 (73) TT, Tuberculoid leprosy; BT, Borderline tuberculoid leprosy; BL, Borderline lepromatous leprosy; LL, Lepromatous leprosy.
2,3,4 We herein, describe a case of lepromatous leprosy with deck chair sign, which is very infrequently mentioned in literature.
12,13] In this study, most common type of leprosy was lepromatous leprosy (i.
2) The spectrum of clinical manifestations is illustrated by two polar forms, tuberculoid and lepromatous leprosy, and various intermediate or borderline forms.
Co-existent acquired perforating collagenosis and lepromatous leprosy with erythema nodosum leprosum: Response to treatment.
For the study, researchers compared the micro-RNAs in human skin lesions from two types of leprosy: tuberloid leprosy, a milder infection that is more easily contained, and lepromatous leprosy, which is more serious and causes widespread infection throughout the body.
The combination of clinical, histopathologic, and histochemical staining features was diagnostic for multibacillary lepromatous leprosy.