Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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SOUSA, Antônio Renê Diógenes de et al. Leprosy simulating lichenoid eruption: case report and literature review. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2010, vol.85, n.2, pp. 224-226. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962010000200014.
Leprosy is associated with the occurrence of various skin lesions such as macules, papules, plaques, nodules, and even diffused infiltration, depending on the patient's immune response. Its clinical presentation is often different from the usual pattern, leading to confusion in diagnosis. The present article describes a rare case of leprosy simulating lichenoid eruption and explores different aspects of the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of this nosologic entity.
Keywords : Diagnosis; Leprosy; Mycobacterium Leprae.