Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology

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

Oro - Facial Lesions in Leprosy - A Review


M Manjunath Shenoy1, U Suchitra2, BS Girisha1, Jerome Pinto1 
1 Department of Dermatology, K S Hedge Medical Academy, Deralakatte - 574160 Mangalore, India
2 Department of Microbiology. Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore - 575001, India

Correspondence Address:
M Manjunath Shenoy
Department of Dermatology, K S Hedge Medical Academy, Deralakatte - 574160 Mangalore
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Shenoy M M, Suchitra U, Girisha B S, Pinto J. Oro - Facial Lesions in Leprosy - A Review.J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol 2007;19:467-472


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Shenoy M M, Suchitra U, Girisha B S, Pinto J. Oro - Facial Lesions in Leprosy - A Review. J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol [serial online] 2007 [cited 2022 May 26 ];19:467-472
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