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Description:This was the left thigh of a patient who had presented to a clinical setting with a case of lepromatous leprosy, and one of its symptoms exhibited here known as erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL). This illness is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae.
A possible cause for this pathologic manifestation may be due to the overabundance of antibody production leading to the deposition of immune complexes in the affected tissues, triggering this immunologically-based inflammatory response. Usually these maculopapular plaques crop up between already-existing lepromatous lesions. Numerous red-purple papules, nodules and plaques comprise these lesions.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Andre J. Lebrun
Creation Date:1969
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Links:CDC – National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID): Hansen's Disease (Leprosy)
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