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BARBOSA JR, Aryon de Almeida et al. Leprosy combined with elastolytic granuloma. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2002, vol.77, n.5, pp. 585-592. ISSN 1806-4841.

Two cases of leprosy combined with elastolytic giant cell granuloma are reported. Though a coincidental occurrence cannot be excluded, a possible pathogenetic relationship between the two conditions is postulated. It is possible that an immunological mechanism plays a role in the elastolytic process, which could also be caused by actinic damage in the skin altered by leprosy.

Keywords : Granuloma; leprosy.

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