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TUBILLA, Liana Hortência Miranda et al. Lacaziosis mimicking borderline tuberculoid leprosy. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2008, vol.83, n.3, pp.261-263. ISSN 0365-0596.

Lacaziosis is a chronic skin infectious disease caused by the fungus Lacazia loboi, which usually results in indolent cutaneous keloid-like lesions. It was first described by Jorge Lobo, in 1931, in a patient from the Amazon region. We report a case of lacaziosis, manifested by an erythematous infiltrated plaque, causing misdiagnosis with paucibacillary leprosy, since both diseases are endemic in Amazon basin.

Keywords : Leprosy, borderline; Leprosy, borderline [diagnosis]; Mycoses; Skin diseases, infectious; Tropical medicine.

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