Lucio leprosy | definition of Lucio leprosy by Medical dictionary
Lu·cio lep·ro·sy (lū'syō),
an acute form occurring in pure diffuse lepromatous leprosy presenting irregularly shaped, intensely erythematous, tender plaques, especially of the legs, with tendency to ulceration and scarring.
Lu·ci·o lep·ro·sy (lū'syō lep'rŏ-sē)
An acute form of pure diffuse lepromatous leprosy; during the reactive phase, can produce irregularly shaped, intensely erythematous, tender plaques, especially of the legs, with a tendency to ulceration and scarring.
Lucio, Raphael, Mexican physician, 1819-1866.
- an acute form occurring in pure diffuse lepromatous leprosy. Synonym(s): lazarine leprosy
; Lucio leprosy phenomenon
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3) Lucio leprosy
is manifested by ulcerative type of skin lesions occurring in diffusely infiltrative of lepromatous leprosy (LL) type.
with Lucio's phenomenon, digital gangrene and anticardiolipin antibodies.
The uncommon disease presentations include localized lepromatous disease presenting with single nodule or localized area of papules and nodules, histoid leprosy, lucio leprosy
and spontaneous ulcerations seen in long-standing untreated lepromatous leprosy.
Lucio leprosy is a diffuse type of DLL that corresponds to the polar form of lepromatous leprosy (LLp) according to Ridley and Jopling.
Interestingly, our patient presented features of both Lucio leprosy with LPh and APS.