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Oral Lesions in Leprosy Revisited: A Case Report

Dhawan, A. K. MD; Verma, Prashant MD; Sharma, S. MD*

American Journal of Dermatopathology:
doi: 10.1097/DAD.0b013e3182485bcc
Extraordinary Case Report
Abstract

Abstract: There is a scarcity of the histopathologically proven lesions of leprosy in the oral cavity, in the world literature. A 55-year-old man had come with a complaint of asymptomatic nodular lesions in the oral cavity. Cutaneous lesions and peripheral nerve examination were suggestive of lepromatous leprosy. Histopathologic examination of a nodule on the palate demonstrated diffuse macrophagic granulomas and acid-fast bacilli.

Author Information

Department of Dermatology and STD and Department of Pathology*, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, University of Delhi, Delhi, India.

Reprints: Prashant Verma, MD, Department of Dermatology and STD, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi University, Delhi 110095, India (e-mail: drprashant_derma@yahoo.co.in).

The authors report no conflicts of interest to disclose.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.