Case Reports in Pathology (2012-01-01)

De Novo Histoid Leprosy in an Elderly: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

  • Deepak Dimri,
  • Bhawna Sethi,
  • Yogesh Kumar

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Vol. 2012


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Histoid leprosy, an uncommon variant of lepromatous leprosy, develops usually as relapse in lepromatous patients who are on dapsone monotherapy, but uncommonly arises de novo. This rare form of the disease, with unique clinical and histopathological features, may pose a diagnostic challenge even to astute clinicians. We report the case that occurred de novo in an elderly who presented with small to large lesions all over the body. A fresh focus on histoid leprosy is the primary objective of this paper, especially in the context of the postglobal leprosy elimination era.