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Image Number 219 (Tuberculoid leprosy)

 
Morphology:
Hypopigmentation

Diagnosis: Tuberculoid leprosy

Site: Arm,upper

Sex: M

Age: 15

Type: Clinical

Description: Hypopigmented anesthetic patch on the left arm

Submitted by: Professor Jayakar Thomas

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Differential Diagnosis

History:

Hypopigmented anesthetic patch on the left arm of a 15-year-old male. Note the well-defined border.

The WHO recommends single dose regime of Rifampicin 600mg, Ofloxacin 400mg, and Minocycline 100mg (ROM therapy).

This author is strongly against such short course irrational treatment, which is going to result in not just drug resistance but multi-drug resistance.



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