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leproma

 [lep-ro´mah]
a superficial granulomatous nodule, rich in bacilli, the characteristic lesion of lepromatous leprosy. adj., adj lepro´matous.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

le·pro·ma

(lĕ-prō'mă),
A fairly well-circumscribed discrete focus of granulomatous inflammation, caused by Mycobacterium leprae, which consists chiefly of an accumulation of large mononuclear phagocytic cells in which the cytoplasm seems finely vacuolated (that is, foam cells); the foamlike character of the macrophages is related to the engulfing of numerous acid-fast organisms.
[G. lepros, scaly, + -oma, tumor]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

le·pro·ma

(lĕ-prō'mă)
A discrete focus of granulomatous inflammation, caused by Mycobacterium leprae.
[G. lepros, scaly, + -oma, tumor]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

leproma

The nodular skin manifestation of leprosy (HANSEN'S DISEASE).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

le·pro·ma

(lĕ-prō'mă)
A discrete focus of granulomatous inflammation, caused by Mycobacterium leprae.
[G. lepros, scaly, + -oma, tumor]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The TlyA protein sequence was retrieved from the Leproma server and submitted to the Dense Alignment Surface (DAS) tool of the Expasy web server (http://www.expasy.org/ tools/) to get the trans-membrane domains of the protein.
leprae y sus aminoacidos deducidos Cepas sensibles a Tipo de secuencia la rifampicina Muestras estudiadas Nucleotidica CGG CTG TCG GCG CTG CGG CTG TTG GCG CTG Aminoacidica Arg Leu Ser Ala Leu Arg Leu Leu Ala Leu Posicion de la mutacion, segun diversos sistemas numeracion Telenti Honore Leproma (c) y col.
Hence, a final diagnosis of verrucous carcinoma of buccal mucosa and leproma of the tongue was confirmed.
Acid-fast bacilli were found in the sediment fraction of 16 (69.6%) out of the 23 leproma samples submitted to microscopic analysis and, out of these, 12 (52.2%) in the supernatant fraction.
Histoid leprosy is a variant of lepromatous leprosy, which develops as a result of resistance to dapsone monotherapy.13 Histoid lepromas are sudden eruptions of dome-shaped papules and nodules having characteristic epidermal grenz zone and dermal spindle-shaped histiocytes.13 Moreover, no acid fast bacilli are seen in slit skin smear in our case.
As replication of bacteria continues, the face of the person develops folds and granulomatous thickenings called lepromas. Advanced cases of lepromatous leprosy may cause a loss of sensitivity that results in self-mutilation, secondary infections, and blindness.
(4) LL may present as a diffuse variant, in which there are no circumscribed elements, i.e., nodules (lepromas), macules, or plaques, but instead characterised by diffuse and massive infiltration of the skin, known as diffuse LL or Lucio-Latapi leprosy (5) which were found in this patient.