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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
GIRAO, Régio José Santiago et al. Tuberculoid leprosy in aids patient. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2005, vol.80, suppl.3, pp.S360-S363. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962005001000016.
The authors present a 8 year-old child with AIDS who developed tuberculoid leprosy prior the beginning of the anti-retroviral treatment. The pacient presented ulcered lesions in arms and legs, the Mitsuda reaction was 8,5 mm, there was hypostesia of the left leg and the leprosy diagnosis was reached mainly supported by the anti-S100 protein immunohistochemistry staining that showed fragments of nerve branches inside granulomas. The incidence of leprosy has not increased because of AIDS. There havent been changes in the clinical presentation and in the response to therapy in cases of leprosy associated with AIDS. We havent also observed development of type 1 reaction in this patient resulting from restoring of the immune response after the anti-retroviral treatment.
Keywords : Leprosy; Leprosy; tuberculoid; AIDS.