Analysis of clinical data and T helper 1/T helper 2 responses in patients with different clinical forms of leprosy
CONCLUSIONS: The evaluation of the immunological profile in leprosy patients may contribute to the more detailed diagnosis and possibly better characterization of the prognosis for these individuals.
Publication date: Available online 18 September 2020Source: Progress in Natural Science: Materials InternationalAuthor(s): Zonghua Liu, Linghong Huang, Wei Xue
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Conclusion: Th17 response, coupled with the presence of subepidermal collagen band, seems to be directly related to the absence of DHS rash in these hypochromic leprosy patches.
A 42-year-old male patient presented for evaluation of nodular lesions in the mouth of unknown etiology. Medical history revealed histoid leprosy in treatment with multidrug therapy for multibacillary leprosy for 19 months. Dermatologic examination revealed bilateral madarosis, multiple papules and nodules in the abdomen, cutaneous hypochromic lesions, and loss of tactile, thermal, and pain sensitivity in the lower limbs. Intraoral examination showed purplish nodules on hard and soft palate, firm to the touch, painless, ranging from 8 mm to 2 cm in diameter.