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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 467-472

Oro - Facial Lesions in Leprosy - A Review

1 Department of Dermatology, K S Hedge Medical Academy, Deralakatte - 574160 Mangalore, India
2 Department of Microbiology. Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore - 575001, India

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M Manjunath Shenoy
Department of Dermatology, K S Hedge Medical Academy, Deralakatte - 574160 Mangalore
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Leprosy predominantly affects the skin, peripheral nerves and mucous membranes. Facial lesions in leprosy can occur in all forms of the disease and in lepra reactions, but oral lesions usually occur in the lepromatous leprosy. Presence of facial lesions leads to early diagnosis but they also present some diagnostic challenges. In this review article an overview of all oro - facial manifestations of the disease has been dealt in brief.

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