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Lepromatous lymphadenitis masquerading as lymphoma

Government Medical College, Surat, Surat, Gujarat, India
Leprosy review (Impact Factor: 0.67). 04/2005; 76(1):87-90.
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Leprosy, first described in ancient Indian texts from the 6th century B.C., is a non-fatal, chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae, whose clinical manifestations are largely confined to the skin, peripheral nervous system, upper respiratory tract, eyes and testes.' Leprosy most commonly presents with both characteristic skin lesions and skin histopathology. The disease should be suspected when a patient from an endemic area has suggestive skin lesions or peripheral neuropathy.(1) However, this disease can even mimic lymphoma clinically, as can be seen in the following case report.

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