Based on this observation it was found that among the different types of Hansen's disease, the type which showed maximum discordance was HD-BL and Histoid leprosy
followed by HD-LL.
However, histopathological findings were of histoid leprosy
with 6 + bacillary index (BI) (Figure 2); hence, diagnosis of histoid leprosy
63%) were of lepromatous leprosy, 2 cases each were of histoid leprosy
, and tuberculoid leprosy.
Out of all the patients of LL, 2 patients were diagnosed having histoid leprosy
(HL) is a rare variant of multibacillary leprosy described by Wade, (1) clinically characterised by firm, reddish, or skin-coloured, shiny, dome-shaped or oval papules and nodules on normal appearing skin.
46% (n = 6), of which 3 cases were of histoid leprosy
, Mid-borderline leprosy, 6.
Abstract Histoid leprosy
is one of the rare kinds of lepromatous leprosy with specific clinical pathologic manifestations.
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.
2 The condition has to be differentiated from similar clinical entities like acne, lupus vulgaris, granulomatous rosacea, sarcoidosis and histoid leprosy
11,14) It has also been pointed out that cases of histoid leprosy
(a rare and often unrecognised form of MB disease) can act as a reservoir.
He was diagnosed as histoid leprosy
first described by Wade (1963) is an uncommon variant of lepromatous leprosy.