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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia

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Abstract

SCHETTINI, Antônio Pedro Mendes et al. Histoid leprosy of restricted location. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2008, vol.83, n.5, pp. 470-472. ISSN 1806-4841.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962008000500012.

Leprosy remains a public health problem in Brazil. Every health professional at the primary health care level should be able to detect all presentation forms of leprosy. We report the case of a multibacillary patient with unusual lesions, whose diagnosis was important to interfere in the transmission chain. Diagnosis and adequate treatment contribute to reach the leprosy elimination goal in our country.

Keywords : Diagnosis, differential; Leprosy; Mycobacterium leprae.

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