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Spring 2021, Vol. 29 No. 1

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2021) 29, 32-35

Case Report

Histoid leprosy misdiagnosed as dermatofibroma: a case report


J Xu 許教雄, Q Wang 王乾, R He 何仁亮, L Yang 楊磊, F Wu 吳芳芳, H Pan 潘慧清


Histoid leprosy is an uncommon variant of lepromatous leprosy. Its differential diagnoses include dermatofibroma, neurofibroma, molluscum contagiosum, xanthoma, keloids and can result in misdiagnosis in clinical practice. Herein, we report a female patient with histoid leprosy misdiagnosed as dermatofibroma, in order to illustrate the possibility of misdiagnosis, and give physicians an insight into histoid leprosy.


Keywords: Dermatofibroma, histoid leprosy, misdiagnosis

關鍵詞: 皮膚纖維瘤、組織樣麻風、誤診