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E-IJD CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 214

De novo histoid leprosy: A case report from a post-elimination area


1 Department of Dermatology, STD and Leprosy, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Yasmeen J Bhat
Department of Dermatology, STD and Leprosy, Government Medical College, Srinagar - 190 010, Jammu and Kashmir
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.152590

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Histoid leprosy is an uncommon variant of lepromatous leprosy that usually follows treatment failure. Occasionally it occurs de novo without any history of previous inadequate or irregular treatment. We, hereby, report a case of de novo histoid leprosy in a 25-year-old man from the post-elimination area of Kashmir, where the prevalence rate of the disease was reported to be 0.17/10000 in March, 2013 (NLEP).


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