pauci-bacillary leprosy

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In tuberculoid leprosy there is usually a single skin lesion that is clearly demarcated, and there is central healing and atrophy. The skin lesion (plaque) is erythematous, hairless and anaesthetic.

Most commonly affected are the face, gluteal region and extremities.

Nerve involvement may lead to thickening and a localised, asymmetrical neuropathy. There may be marked muscle atrophy. In tuberculoid leprosy the lesions may heal spontaneously.

Last reviewed 01/2018