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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 57-58

Multiple median nerve abscesses: A rare presentation of leprosy

Department of Dermatology, Yenepoya Medical College, Deralakatte, Mangalore, India

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Manjunath M Shenoy
Department of Dermatology, Yenepoya Medical College, Deralakatte, Mangalore - 575 018
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DOI: 10.4103/2321-4848.113573

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A 25 year old male presented with swellings around the left elbow and forearm since 2 years. Examination showed 4 swellings along the course of median nerve over the left arm, elbow and forearm. They were circumscribed, soft to firm nodules with tenderness. There were no cutaneous lesions suggesting of leprosy. Histopathological examination of a biopsy from a swelling showed granulomas in the epineurium suggesting the diagnosis of leprosy neuritis. With these clinico-pathological features diagnosis of median nerve abscesses was confirmed. The patient was treated with multi drug therapy for leprosy and oral steroids.

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