tuberculoid leprosy


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tu·ber·cu·loid lep·ro·sy

a benign, stable, and resistant form of the disease in which the lepromin reaction is strongly positive and in which the lesions are erythematous, insensitive, infiltrated plaques with clear-cut edges.

tu·ber·cu·loid lep·ro·sy

(tū-bĕr'kyū-loyd lep'rŏ-sē)
A benign, stable, and resistant form of leprosy in which the lepromin reaction is strongly positive and in which the lesions are erythematous, insensitive, infiltrated plaques with distinct edges.
Synonym(s): nodular leprosy.
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Stain Histopathology diagnosis positive diagnosis Clinical types n (%) n (%) n (%) Paucibacillary (n = 21) TT 10 (18) 0 14 BT 11 (20) 0 11 Multibacillary (n = 34) BL 27 (49) 2 22 LL 7 (13) 7 5 Total 55 (100) 9 (16) 52 (95) PCR positive Clinical types n (%) Paucibacillary (n = 21) TT 4 BT 6 Multibacillary (n = 34) BL 23 LL 7 Total 40 (73) TT, Tuberculoid leprosy; BT, Borderline tuberculoid leprosy; BL, Borderline lepromatous leprosy; LL, Lepromatous leprosy.
"It looked as if we had converted that limited area from lepromatous to tuberculoid leprosy," Nathan says.
The diagnostic hypothesis was reactional tuberculoid leprosy (Figure 1).
It is clearly evident from Table 4 that clinically majority of the patients (40%) belonged to Lepromatous Leprosy (LL) group followed by Borderline Tuberculoid (BT) group (24%), Tuberculoid Leprosy (TT) group (14%) and Mid-Borderline (BB) group and Indeterminate Leprosy (IL) group with 6% to 4% each.
Borderline tuberculoid leprosy: an immune reconstitution phenomenon in a human immunodeficiency virus-infected person.
A biopsy was performed with the differential diagnosis of DLE, vitiligo, lupus vulgaris, hypopigmented lesions of tuberculoid leprosy, actinic keratoses, coral reef keratoacanthomas.
[11] Tuberculoid leprosy & lepromatous leprosy were seen in equal proportion in both cases.
Report of two AIDS patients presenting a shifting from borderline lepromatous leprosy to borderline tuberculoid leprosy. Lepr Rev.
In children, tuberculoid leprosy is more common than lepromatous leprosy.
Sporotrichoid tuberculoid leprosy. Acta Dermato-venereol, 1998; 78: 381.