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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 109-110

Inoculation Leprosy Subsequent To Ear- Piercing

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Radha Rani Mittal

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Trauma associated with break in continuity of skin results in inocalation of M. leprae at the site of injury with resultant development of inoculation leprosy. The present report records a case of inoculation leprosy after ear-piercing in a 45 year old female with positive smears and borderline lepromatous histopathology, due most probably to systematic steroids.

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