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Summer 2012, Vol. 20 No. 2

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2012) 20, 77-81

Case Report

Lepromatous leprosy: a case simulating verrucous carcinoma


MM Chang 張苗 and PCL Choi 蔡祥龍


A 59-year-old immigrant from China presented with a rapidly-enlarging exophytic growth on his left heel for 4 months. He was also found to have peripheral neuropathy, Charcot's joint, diffuse erythematous papules and acquired ichthyosis. Classical histologic features of leprosy were noted, together with atypical verrucoid proliferation. The diagnosis of lepromatous leprosy was made after clinical-pathological correlation and confirmation by polymerase chain reaction.


Keywords: Digitate papules, lepromatous leprosy, leprosy, multibacillary leprosy, verrucous carcinoma

關鍵詞: 指狀丘疹,瘤型痲瘋,痲瘋,多菌型痲瘋,疣狀癌