Hansen's disease associated with erythromelalgia mimicking Lupus erythematosus

Shenoi, Shrutakirthi D and Prabhu, Smitha and Balakrishnan, Nirmal and Nayak, Sudhir UK and Pai, Sathish B (2014) Hansen's disease associated with erythromelalgia mimicking Lupus erythematosus. Indian Dermatology Online Journal, 5 (1). pp. 59-62.

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Hansen's disease, though considered to be at the verge of elimination in many countries including India, still continues to surprise patients and dermatologists alike. This is mainly due to its varying and unconventional presentations which may lead to initial misdiagnosis and prolongation of treatment. Here we describe an unusual case presenting with erythematous photosensitive facial lesions associated with erythromelalgia of the finger tips, provisionally diagnosed as SLE. A subsequent histopathology examination proved it to be Hansens' disease Borderline Tuberculoid variety. Hansen's disease can be termed as the modern great imitator, displacing the traditional great imitator, syphilis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Erythromelalgia; Hansen′s disease; histopathology; Lupus erythematosus.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Dermatology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2014 06:59
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2014 06:59
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/138925

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