Indian Journal of Dermatology
: 2009  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 206--210

Immune zones in leprosy

TS Rajashekar, Gurcharan Singh, L Chandra Naik 
 Department of Dermatology, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Tamaka, Kolar - 563 101, Karnataka, India

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T S Rajashekar
Department of Dermatology, R.L. Jalappa Hospital & Research Centre, Tamaka, Kolar - 563 101, Karnataka

Leprosy affects mainly those areas of skin which have a relatively lower temperature and are more exposed to trauma. Certain zones like scalp, palms and soles, genitalia, groins, axillae, eyelids, transverse band of skin over lumboscaral area, midline of back and perineum have been described to be immune to the development of lesions in leprosy. But clinical, histological and bacteriological evidence of involvement of these so called immune zones though infrequent have been documented. Hence, these immune zones should be termed as relatively immune, rather than absolutely immune zones of leprosy.

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Rajashekar T S, Singh G, Naik L C. Immune zones in leprosy.Indian J Dermatol 2009;54:206-210

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Rajashekar T S, Singh G, Naik L C. Immune zones in leprosy. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2021 Oct 27 ];54:206-210
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