Leprosy

Keywords: Hansen's disease

Presentations

Appropriate Tests

 

Consult pathologist prior to collecting specimens: tissue fluid (blood free) obtained from eyebrows, ear lobes, skin lesions, nasopharynx - Mycobacteria testing (microscopy).

NAA on tissue.

Skin lesions

Skin biopsy - elliptical, excisional (not punch) biopsy; fresh and fixed tissue required.

Erythema nodosum leprosum

 

Reversal reactions (treatment related)

 

Amyloidosis

 

Neuropathy