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Nerve abscess in lepromatous leprosy. A case report and a discussion of pathogenesis.

Authors
  • Choudhury, S B
  • Srinivasan, H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Leprosy in India
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1977
Volume
49
Issue
3
Pages
330–338
Identifiers
PMID: 201799
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

An instance of nerve abscesses developing in a patient with lepromatous leprosy is reported. The pathogenesis of nerve abscess in lepromatous leprosy is briefly discussed. It appears that such abscesses may develop (i) from an ENL lesion in the nerve during ENL reaction, (ii) because of exacerbation of existing lepromatous lesion, (iii) arise as an "exacerbation nodule", (iv) due to quiet necrosis in a lepromatous granuloma, or (v) it may be iatrogenic.

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