lepromatous leprosy


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lepromatous leprosy

[lə¦prä·məd·əs ′lep·rə·sē]
(medicine)
A severely debilitating form of Hansen's disease characterized by the presence of multiple nodular lesions (lepromata) on the skin.
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Various studies document the predominance of mast cells in lepromatous leprosy in comparison to tuberculoid leprosy.
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Microscopy may be recommended for detecting early lepromatous leprosy cases and PCR may be used for difficult to diagnose leprosy cases who are skin smear negative.
Cutaneous lesions of lepromatous leprosy are myriad in presentation, including widespread and symmetric papules, nodules, and diffuse infiltration.
63%) were of lepromatous leprosy, 2 cases each were of histoid leprosy, and tuberculoid leprosy.