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Leprosy, antiphospholipid antibodies and bilateral fibular arteries obstruction

Liz Wallin Ana Paula Beckhauser Osvaldo Haider Francisco Araujo Marilia Barreto Silva Thelma L. Skare About the authors

Patients with Hansen's disease (HD) may present themselves with clinical and laboratorial features that resemble rheumatic disorders. This requires a careful exercise of differential diagnosis. We describe here a case of a young woman with HD that presented with vasculitic like lesions, fibular vessels obstruction, ANA and antiphospholipid antibodies without typical signs of cutaneous disease, illustrating this clinical difficulty.

leprosy; arthritis; antiphospholipid antibodies

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