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Lucio phenomenon and Lucio leprosy

Kaur, C.; Thami, G.P.; Mohan, H.

Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 30(5): 525-527


ISSN/ISBN: 0307-6938
PMID: 16045685
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.2005.01860.x
Accession: 049499330

Lucio phenomenon is a peculiar reactional state associated with Lucio leprosy; both exhibit a restricted global distribution. The exact underlying pathomechanism of Lucio phenomenon, which may be fatal at times, still needs further elaboration. A case of relapse of partially treated nodular lepromatous leprosy presenting with Lucio phenomenon is reported, along with a brief review of the literature.

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