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ROCHA, Rafael Henrique et al. Lucio's phenomenon: exuberant case report and review of Brazilian cases. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2016, vol.91, n.5, suppl.1, pp.60-63. ISSN 0365-0596.

Lucio’s phenomenon is an uncommon reaction characterized by severe necrotizing cutaneous lesions that occurs in patients with Lucio’s leprosy and lepromatous leprosy. It is considered by some authors as a variant of type 2 or 3 reaction. Death can occur because of blood dyscrasia or sepsis. Precipitating factors include infections, drugs and pregnancy. We report a 31-year-old female patient exhibiting both clinical and histopathological features of lepromatous leprosy and Lucio’s phenomenon presenting favorable response to treatment. We complement our report with a literature review of the Brazilian cases of Lucio’s phenomenon published in Portuguese and English.

Keywords : Lepromatous leprosy; combination chemotherapy; Therapy; Thrombosis.

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