Leprosy

Last updated: Friday, 17, December, 2010
PresentationsAppropriate Tests

Consult pathologist prior to collecting specimens: tissue fluid (blood free) obtained from eye brows, ear lobes, skin lesions, nasopharynx - mycobacteria testing (microscopy).

Skin lesions

Skin biopsy - elliptical, excisional (not punch) biopsy; fresh and fixed tissue required.

Erythema nodosum leprosum

Reversal reactions (treatment related)

Amyloidosis

Neuropathy