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Author Tayade, Yogesh ♦ Dravid, N. V. ♦ Suryawanshi, K. H. ♦ Mahajan, Sushil ♦ Rajeshwari, K.
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract Abstract- Leprosy is one of the most common diseases of peripheral nerves. Pure neuritic leprosy constitutes about 4-10 % of all leprosy cases, clinically limited to the peripheral nerves without skin changes. Diagnosis of leprosy in absence of typical dermatological features is difficult and requires histopathological confirmation using nerve biopsy. We report a case of leprosy without skin lesions. Nerve biopsy showed chronic inflammatory cell infiltration, epithelioid cell granulomas and presence of mycobacterium leprae on Modified Ziehl Neelson stain. Hence in leprosy prevalent countries like India, this form of leprosy should be thoroughly investigated especially in patient without skin changes. microcytic anemia. Blood sugar, liver & renal function tests were within normal limits.Serology showed VDRL & HIV nonreactive, X ray chest was normal. Nerve conduction velocity study was abnormal suggestive of generalized mixed (axonal & demyelinating) sensory-motor peripheral neuropathy. Clinical suspicion was mixed sensory-motor peripheral neuropathy?vasculitic,?autoimmune origin. For confirmation of peripheral neuropathy, Sural nerve biopsy was performed.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article