borderline leprosy

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bor·der·line lep·ro·sy

a form of leprosy that is very unstable immunologically; the cutaneous nerves frequently contain bacilli, but the lepromin test is usually negative; cutaneous lesions are composed of flat bands or plaques.
Synonym(s): dimorphous leprosy

borderline leprosy

A term for one of two presentations of leprosy, borderline tuberculous leprosy—in which there are a smattering of reactive granulomas with scattered large, sharply demarcated, hairless anaesthetic plaques—and borderline lepromatous leprosy—characterised by skin nodules filled with numerous bacilli.
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We are obliged to Rheumatologists and orthopaedic surgeons for sending us patients for HLA B27 testing.
4 Genetic testing SSP research antigen HLA B27 at low resolution with a compatible Taq DNA polymerase.
Typically, the prevalence of AS in a population reflects the associated prevalence of HLA B27 gene in that population.
Occult blood in stool, urinary microscopy, brucella, anti-HCV, rheumatoid factor, HLA B27, anti-nuclear antibody (ANA), anti-neutrophilic cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA), and extractable nuclear antigens panel were negative.
HLA B27 was positive in 100% of the patients and positive family history was present in 12 % of the patients.
Her HLA B27 was negative and she was treated with methotrexate.
Hastalarimizin 17'si (%53) idiyopatik, 11'i (%34) HLA B27 ile iliskili uveit, 2'si (%6) viral ve 2'si (%6) Behcet uveitiydi.
However, in Africa the HIV epidemic was associated with an increase in the prevalence of reactive arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and undifferentiated spondyloarthropathy, all of which were previously uncommon, possibly as a result of the low background prevalence of HLA B27 (8-10).
Bowness P, HLA B27 in health and disease: a double-edged sword?
Family history, presence of extra-articular manifestations (uveitis, colitis, psoriasis, dactylitis, and enthesitis), HLA B27 status, ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), CRP (C-reactive protein), and New York criteria scoring of each sacroiliac joint was provided to aid in making this diagnostic decision.
One possible reason why European rheumatologists have been more active in developing the new criteria is that their population contains a higher proportion of people with the HLA B27 genotype, who are most susceptible to developing axial SpA.
Chronic synovitis and HLA B27 in patients with severe hemophilia.