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CASE REPORT
Year : 2006  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 119-121

Neuromyositis in Hansen's disease


1 Department of Neurology, Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospitals, Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore - 560 029, India
2 Department of Neuropathology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore - 560 029, India

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J B Agadi
Department of Neurology, Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospitals, Bangalore Medical College, Fort, Near City Market, Bangalore - 560 029
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-2327.25986

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Muscle involvement in leprosy is rare, but not unknown. We report an interesting case of a 59 year old gentleman who presented with icthyosis, arthralgias, fever and peripheral neuropathy, mimicking a collagen vascular disease. Histological evaluation of superficial peroneal nerve and peroneus brevis revealed unusual dual involvement by Hansen's disease, with numerous lepra bacilli in both. Involvement of skeletal muscle by Mycobacterium is very rare. The clinical presentation and treatment details of the case with a brief review of literature, is presented.


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