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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia

Print version ISSN 0365-0596On-line version ISSN 1806-4841

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MACEDO, Raila de Brito et al. Leprosy on the scalp. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2016, vol.91, n.5, suppl.1, pp.69-71. ISSN 0365-0596.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/abd1806-4841.20164391.

Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae. This bacillus has a high predilection for skin and peripheral nerves. The scalp’s anatomical properties do not favor the development of such mycobacterium. We report a case of leprosy with scalp involvement, a rare occurrence in our literature.

Keywords : Scalp dermatoses; Hansen’s disease; Mycobacterium leprae.

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