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Leprosy: a mimicking disease that clinicians should keep in mind

Journal of Dermatology & Cosmetology
Villa RT, Moura AJF, Mendes TN, Tranquillini G, Zorzetto IFH

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A long history of more than a decade of misdiagnosis is presented. Mention is made of immunosuppressive treatments and their frustrating results until the clinical suspicion of leprosy has led to further investigation and follow-up with home visits with the appropriate therapeutic approach and cure.


rheumatoid arthritis, immunosuppressive therapy, biological agents, mycobacterium leprae, prednisone, anesthetic plaques