Histoid leprosy is a skin condition, a rare form of multibacillary leprosy See also[edit]. Leprosy · Skin lesion. References[edit]. ^ James, William D.; Berger. Histoid leprosy, an uncommon variant of lepromatous leprosy, develops usually as relapse in lepromatous patients who are on dapsone. Summary Histoid leprosy is a rare multibacillary form that presents with disseminated papule-nodular cutaneous lesions. To study the inflammatory infiltrate.

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Nerve thickening and lymph node enlargement were also absent.

These bacilli were longer than the normal bacilli, scattered singly as well as arranged in clusters. The dermis showed sheets of round-to-spindle-shaped histiocytes compressing the skin appendages.

Nasal bridge was normal. How to cite this URL: Introduction Histoid leprosy is a well-recognized entity. Fite’s stain from FNAC is also positive in case of histoid leprosy, which must stimulate interest for further studies. It is characterized by cutaneous or subcutaneous nodules and plaques present over apparently normal skin, with unique histopathological and characteristic bacterial morphology.

Histopathology revealed focal epidermal atrophy with an underlying cellular lerposy. Actinomycetaceae Actinomyces israelii Actinomycosis Cutaneous actinomycosis Tropheryma whipplei Whipple’s disease Arcanobacterium haemolyticum Arcanobacterium haemolyticum infection Actinomyces gerencseriae.


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Histoid Leprosy

Sehgal VN, Srivasta G. Multiple grouped shiny nodules over bony prominences. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. A year-old man, an agriculturist by occupation, complained of multiple nodules all over the body, associated with itching over the skin since one year.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. It histlid good to carry out a Fite-Faraco stain for ruling out or confirming the diagnosis, especially as there was no clinical suspicion in our case.

The histoid variety of lepromatous leprosy. The lesions are usually located on the posterior and lateral aspects of the arms, buttocks, thighs, dorsum of the hands, lower part of the back, and over the bony prominences, especially over elbows and knees.

Arch Argent Dermatol ; This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Relapse as histoid leprosy after multidrug receiving therapy MDT: The impact of the entity on the postglobal leprosy elimination era.

Received Nov; Accepted Feb. Histoid leprosy is a distinct and rare variant of lepromatous leprosy, and it was described by Wade 1 in We report the case that occurred de novo in an elderly who lepfosy with small to large lesions all over the body. HL has characteristic clinical, histopathological, and bacterial morphological features. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research.


Histoid Leprosy

Histoid leprosy is known to occur in patients on anti — leprosy treatment or as a variant of lepromatous leprosy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Histoid leprosy might represent an enhanced response of the multibacillary disease in localizing the disease process.

It is essential to continue the surveillance for new case, rather than to wait for voluntary reporting since early diagnosis and complete treatment are important to achieve our goal of elimination of leprosy.

Sehgal VN, Srivastava G.

There was history of fever associated with similar nodular eruption 1 year back which subsided on its own leaving behind hyperpigmentation at few areas.

Footnotes Source of Support: Histoid leprosy is an uncommon variant of lepromatous leprosy with characteristic clinical, immunologic, and bacteriologic findings.

Responsible factors may include: Relapse as histoid leprosy after receiving multidrug therapy MDT ; a report of three cases. This article has been cited by. In India, its incidence among leprosy patients is estimated to be 2. Leprosy relapse presenting in a histoid form after multidrug therapy.