Lepra tuberculoide. Rios González, Carlos Miguel Cátedra de Dermatología. Facultad de Ciencias Médicas. Universidad Nacional de Caaguazú. Paraguay. El 65,4 % de los casos índices fueron hombres y 22 (84,6 %) lepromatosos; dos tenían lepra indeterminada y dos tuberculoide. Los casos secundarios fueron. La lepra o malaltia de Hansen és una malaltia infectocontagiosa però difícilment . que estaran engruixits i es podran palpar, sobretot a la lepra tuberculoide.

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The incubation period of the disease may last up to six years.

The resulting nodules may become ulcerated. Multiple organs are exposed to the bacilli during these episodes. The present case report describes a patient with lepromatous leprosy acquired within a contagious family setting during childhood and adolescence.

Without anti-leprosy treatment since due to negativization. Clinical exams were performed and personal interviews carried out with couples suffering from leprosy.

A review and case report Lepra lepromatosa: Hence it affects the skin, peripheral nerves, the mucosa of the upper airways and other tissues such as bone and some viscera A hard and rigid irregular nerve trunk is sometimes observed in the more superficial areas of the elbow cubital nerve or at the head of the fibula peroneal nerve.

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En los pies, 16 pacientes lepromatosos presentaron discapacidad grado I y 5 tuvieron discapacidad grado II, tres lepromatosos y 2 tuberculoides. The patient reported here suffered both bilateral blindness and leonine facies Figure 1. The reason for the different immune response of the two clinical forms remains unclear.

Am J Epidemiol tubsrculoide Oral lesions in leprosy. All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

Leprosy is still one of the most frequent causes of peripheral neuropathy. The diagnosis, based on clinical suspicion, is confirmed through bacteriological and histopathological analyses, as well as by means of the lepromin test intradermal reaction that is usually negative in lepromatous leprosy form and positive in the tuberculoid form.


Patients with lepromatous leprosy are highly infectious, although most exposed immunocompetent individuals do not contract the disease.

The nasal mucosa become ulcerated and form scabs.

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There may also be destruction of the anterior maxilla and loss of teeth 1,2,4,5. Acid-fast bacilli in semen; correlation with bacterial index. He lives with his wife, a daughter and five grandchildren.

No adenopathies were palpated. International Journal of Osteoarchaelogy ; 2: In contrast, patients with a negative Mitsuda reaction show minimal resistance to the action of mycobacteria, which grow in a relatively unrestricted fashion and form large bacterial clusters that prove to be highly infectious. La baja patogenicidad de M. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Paleopathology. Although the trunk may be affected, few lesions are generally observed in this region 1.

Therefore, it seemed of interest to review the topic by means of a highly representative clinical case. Hansen disease remains a public health problem in tropical areas and, although rare, still described in Western countries reason why should still be considered as a diagnostic possibility in the investigation of peripheral neuropathy. He is being monitored by his general practitioner and receives domiciliary care for his left knee lesions and diabetes.

The skin areas anaesthetised by the nerve infection are susceptible to tissue infection.

Lepra lepromatosa: Revisión y caso clínico

This presented an obstacle in terms of following an adequate dental treatment. In spite of ongoing, prolonged contact, conjugal leprosy is not frequent and requires several years to develop in the second person.

The lesions are usually located on the hard and soft palate, in the uvula, on the underside of the tongue, and on the lips and gums. This external soft tissue deformity tuberculoidd one of the main facial alterations seen in patients with leprosy 1. In most nerve samples tuberculoid type of disease was identified.

The circulating bacteria are so abundant that they can be detected in peripheral blood samples. The facial skin shows areas of localized swelling, with deep furrows between them.


Tuberculosis y otras infecciones por micobacterias. Studying by a new thecnics, which he baptised before as “Lleras’ method”, the scarching of the agent of leprosy in tuberculoid cases, by examination of sub-corium lymph obtained from the lesion, he discovered new forms of the Hansen bacillus, which describes briefly, arriving at the following conclusions: The ulcers are slow to heal, and produce atrophic scarring or even tissue destruction.

Andersen JG, Tuberculoid K. Involvement of male genitalia in leprosy. He also had problems swallowing and presented solid and liquid dysphagia. As these bacteria multiply more in cooler areas the pattern of infection is usually focussed on the skin, superficial cutaneous structures especially peripheral nervesthe eyes and the testicles. Impact of MDT on incidence rates of leprosy among household contacts.

Under these circumstances the clinical form begins to acquire certain lepromatous characteristics, lelra aspects of BL, the intermediate form or, more rarely, BT. Quinolones, such as ofloxacin and pefloxacin, as well as some macrolides, such as clarithromycin and minocyclin are also effective 6.

Services on Demand Journal. The peripheral nerves are usually affected by the bacillus in lepromatous leprosy. Correlation of oral surface temperatures and the lesions of leprosy.

The diagnosis, based on clinical suspicion, is confirmed through bacteriological and histopathological analyses in which non-caseating granulomas are observedas well as by means of the lepromin test intradermal reaction that is usually negative in lepromatous leprosy form and positive in the tuberculoid form 6.

Determining the occurrence of leprosy amongst couples and establishing the type of leprosy in index and secondary cases. Treatment plan upon discharge: Beginning at lepar midline, the maxillary bone begins to erode to the extent that the palate becomes perforated.

Facial and oral examination: