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This image depicts a close view of an Indian patient’s right index finger, highlighting the fingertip. The patient presented exhibiting a hyperpigmented lesion on the finger’s dorsal surface, representing a resolving site of infection in a case of the tubercular form of leprosy, caused by the bacterium, Mycobacterium leprae. This form of the disease is characterized by the presence of asymmetrically distributed solitary skin lesions, and under the newer World Health Organization (WHO) standards, this type of leprosy is classified as paucibacillary (PB) leprosy.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Dr. Andre J. Lebrun
Creation Date: 1969
Photo Credit: J. Justin Older, MD
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