Pretty Leprosy

(redirected from Pure and Primitive Diffuse Leprosy)
A form of lepromatous leprosy in which patients present without fever or nodules with shiny mixedoematoid skin—hence the name (from Spanish lepra bonita, meaning 'pretty leprosy’)—with multiple painful purpuric patches and hemorrhagic blisters that progress to necrotic and ulcerated lesions on the extremities; the skin surface has a livedoid pattern
Management Rifampin, clofazimine and dapsone (multidrug therapy for multibacillary leprosy)
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