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Leg ulcers as an atypical presentation of Mycobacterium leprae infection Volume 28, numéro 1, January-February 2018

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1 Department of Dermatology, Saint-Luc University Hospital, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
2 Institute of Experimental and Clinical Research, Pole of Pneumology, ENT and Dermatology, Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
3 Department of Pathology, Saint-Luc University Hospital, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
4 Department of Internal Medicine and Tropical Diseases, Saint-Luc University Hospital, Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
5 Department of Microbiology, Saint-Luc University Hospital, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
6 Institute of Experimental and Clinical Research, Pole of Microbiology, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium

A 28-year-old man, from Cameroon and having lived in Belgium for the last two years, was admitted with a febrile rash. He had no significant medical history. For the last three weeks, he had been taking clindamycin for a suspected skin abscess. Physical examination revealed a maculopapular rash with swollen hands and feet, polyarthritis, and hepatomegaly. Blood tests detected inflammation with a CRP level of 231 mg/L (normal: <5 mg/L), cholestatic hepatitis, and lymphopenia, but no eosinophilia. [...]