volume 72, issue 3, P263-265 2003
DOI: 10.5025/hansen.72.263
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Abstract: We report a case of leprosy. A 3 1-old-filippine female present with 5 month history of an erythematous plaqe on her right neck. Examination showed 4 erythematous plages with her. A histological examination of the skin lesion of hir thigh revealed granulomas around nerve and skin appendages which consist of lymphocytes, epidermoid cells and giant cells. Although no acid fast bacilli were not demonstrated by skin biopsy with Ziehl-Neelsen staining, the Mycobacterium leprae-specific DNA was detected by polymeras…

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