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Neural relapse in multibacillary leprosy 6 years after end of treatment.
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PMID:  22570039     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
This article presents a case of relapse, with isolated neural manifestation, in a multibacillary patient previously treated with multidrug therapy for multibacillary leprosy (24 doses). The patient returned to the service six years after the end of treatment, with pain in hands and legs. He was investigated, and the serological monitoring showed an important increase in anti-phenolic glycolipid serum levels. A neural recurrence was suspected, since the patient had no new skin lesions. A new biopsy in the right ulnar nerve showed a bacilloscopy of 2 +, compatible with relapse. This is a literature review of the etiological, clinical, propedeutical and diagnostic aspects of this situation so poorly understood.
Leandra Oliveira Teixeira; Carlos Maximiliano Gaspar Carvalho Heil Silva; Hélcio Takeshi Akamatsu; Jaison Antônio Barreto; Cleverson Teixeira Soares
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anais brasileiros de dermatologia     Volume:  87     ISSN:  1806-4841     ISO Abbreviation:  An Bras Dermatol     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0067662     Medline TA:  An Bras Dermatol     Country:  Brazil    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  305-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Instituto Lauro de Souza Lima, Bauru, SP, Brazil.
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