Autochthonous leprosy in metropolitan France presenting with a diffuse infiltration of the face and febrile illness

Int J Dermatol. 2009 Jan;48(1):69-72. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2009.03831.x.

Abstract

Leprosy is now considered in Western Europe as a strictly imported disease. A case of presumed locally acquired diffuse lepromatous leprosy was observed in a native-Portuguese woman living in France who developed an acute febrile presentation with extensive cutaneous signs.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy, Needle
  • Clofazimine / therapeutic use
  • Dapsone / therapeutic use
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Facial Dermatoses / diagnosis*
  • Female
  • Fever / diagnosis*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • France
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Leg Dermatoses / diagnosis*
  • Leprosy, Lepromatous / diagnosis*
  • Leprosy, Lepromatous / drug therapy
  • Leprosy, Lepromatous / pathology
  • Middle Aged
  • Rifampin / therapeutic use
  • Risk Assessment
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Treatment Outcome

Substances

  • Dapsone
  • Clofazimine
  • Rifampin