Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
KAHAWITA, Indira P.; WALKER, Stephen L. and LOCKWOOD, Diana N.J.. Leprosy type 1 reactions and erythema nodosum leprosum. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2008, vol.83, n.1, pp. 75-82. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962008000100010.
Leprosy reactions are a major cause of nerve damage and morbidity in a significant proportion of leprosy patients. Reactions are immunologically mediated and can occur even after successful completion of multi-drug therapy. This review focuses on the epidemiology, pathology and treatment of leprosy type 1 reactions, erythema nodosum leprosum and silent neuropathy.
Keywords : Erythema nodosum; Leprosy; Leprosy [complications]; Leprosy [therapy]; Neuritis; Peripheral nervous system diseases.