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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 219421, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/219421
Case Report

De Novo Histoid Leprosy in an Elderly: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

1Department of Dermatology, V.C.S.G. Govternment Medical Sciences and Research Institute, Uttarakhand, 246174 Srinagar, India
2Department of Pathology, V.C.S.G. Govternment Medical Sciences and Research Institute, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, 246174 Srinagar, India
3Department of Ophthalmology, V.C.S.G. Govternment Medical Sciences and Research Institute, Uttarakhand, 246174 Srinagar, India

Received 23 July 2012; Accepted 4 October 2012

Academic Editors: S. Baeesa, P. Kornprat, and K. Sugiura

Copyright © 2012 Deepak Dimri et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Histoid leprosy, an uncommon variant of lepromatous leprosy, develops usually as relapse in lepromatous patients who are on dapsone monotherapy, but uncommonly arises de novo. This rare form of the disease, with unique clinical and histopathological features, may pose a diagnostic challenge even to astute clinicians. We report the case that occurred de novo in an elderly who presented with small to large lesions all over the body. A fresh focus on histoid leprosy is the primary objective of this paper, especially in the context of the postglobal leprosy elimination era.