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Leprosy with spontaneous type 1 lepra reaction as an initial cutaneous manifestation: a case from Japan Article à paraître

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1 The University of Tokyo,
Department of Dermatology,
Tokyo,
Japan
2 Tokyo Women's Medical University,
Department of Dermatology,
Tokyo,
Japan
3 The University of Tokyo,
Department of Pathology,
Tokyo,
Japan
4 National Sanatorium Tamazenshoen,
Tokyo,
Japan

A 69-year-old Korean woman who had resided in Japan for the past decade presented with a one-year history of hypoesthesia and subsequent dysesthesia on distal extremities. Pruritic, coalescing erythema with neuralgia developed on the back and extremities two weeks before her visit, with no systemic symptoms.Her face, back, arms, and fingers showed indurated erythema (figure 1A-C) with some leg involvement. Oedema on both arms was prominent. The lateral side of her left ankle was ulcerated following [...]