The Differential Diagnosis of Dermatological Conditions in Relation to Leprosy

Presented by Professor Bhushan Kumar Former Chief of Dermatology at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India Hot Spots in Dermatology August 17 – 19, 2018 Abstract: Leprosy, now an uncommon disease of low infectivity is caused by Mycobacterium leprae. It is rare in the western world and is mostly seen in immigrants from endemic areas. It affects mainly the skin and the nerves. The cutaneous lesions vary widely from macular to papular, papulo-nodular and nodulo-plaques covering large areas of the body. So the dermatological diseases which need to be differentiated vary widely, having lesions which may resemble any of these morphological lesions. Occurrence of lepra reactions … Continue reading

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