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Image Number 1271 (Leprosy tuberculoid)


Diagnosis: Leprosy tuberculoid

Site: Back

Sex: M

Age: 55


Description: Scattered annular plaques

Submitted by: Ted Rosen

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Multiple but widely scattered, annular anesthetic plaques on the trunk of a Vietnamese immigrant to the USA. There were a few similar lesions on the chest. Face clear. Biopsy showed a small number of acid-fast bacilli. We classified this as borderline tuberculoid to borderline Hansen's disease.

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