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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 103-106

Are we witnessing a paradigm shift in leprosy: Two atypical presentations of histoid hansen's disease

1 Department of Dermatology, Command Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Kirkee, Military Hospital, Ambala, Haryana, India
3 Department of Dermatology, Military Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India
4 Department of Dermatology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
5 Department of Community Medicine, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Vikas Pathania
Department of Dermatology, Command Hospital (SC), Pune - 411 040, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijmy.ijmy_187_19

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Hansen's disease is a chronic infectious granulomatous disease with varied clinical presentation. In the postelimination era, histoid Hansen's disease is an important emerging lepromatous subset known to mimic varied dermatoses, thereby making clinical diagnosis difficult and often delayed. We report two cases of histoid Hansen's disease bereft of clinical cardinal signs of leprosy.

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