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Endothelial cell bacillation in lepromatous leprosy: a case report



Endothelial cell bacillation in lepromatous leprosy: a case report



Leprosy Review 58(4): 419-424



We report observations on a biopsy specimen of skin from a lepromatous leprosy (LL) patient with heavy bacillation of vascular endothelial cells. The staining properties of the bacilli in the endothelial cells when compared to those in the surrounding macrophages suggest that endothelial cells may be preferential sites for growth of Mycobacterium leprae.

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