Type II reaction without erythema nodosum leprosum masquerading as lymphoma.

TitleType II reaction without erythema nodosum leprosum masquerading as lymphoma.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsMahajan R, Dogra S, Kaur I, Yadav S, Saikia UN, Budania A
JournalLeprosy review
Volume83
Issue4
Pagination378-83
Date Published2012 Dec
Abstract

Lepromatous leprosy is a multisystem disease that can involve many organ systems, with lymph nodes a common extra-cutaneous site to be affected. Rarely, multibacillary leprosy can be confused with other diseases like lymphomas and connective tissue diseases. Herein we report a patient of lepromatous leprosy with Type II lepra reaction involving lymph nodes who presented with generalised lymphadenopathy, acquired ichthyosis and constitutional symptoms but no cutaneous lesions to suggest erythema nodosum leprosum, and who was initially misdiagnosed as a case of Hodgkin's lymphoma.

DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0066791
Alternate JournalLepr Rev