lepromatous leprosy


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lepromatous leprosy - a very serious form of leprosy characterized by lesions that spread over much of the body and affecting many systems of the body
Hansen's disease, leprosy - chronic granulomatous communicable disease occurring in tropical and subtropical regions; characterized by inflamed nodules beneath the skin and wasting of body parts; caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium leprae
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The Ridley-Jopling classification of borderline lepromatous leprosy was based on the absence of granulomas; numerous bacteria on staining; and symmetric, poorly defined skin lesions.
At one end of the spectrum, there is lepromatous leprosy (LL) where there is specific failure of cellular immunity to M.
Antinuclear antibodies are reported in lepromatous leprosy and lepra reactions, varying from 3 to 34% but in low titers (9, 10).
Higher level of IDO found in seropositive leprosy subjects of our study supported the results of previous studies which indicate a high IDO protein expression in lepromatous skin lesions and high IDO activity in the sera of lepromatous leprosy patients.
Findings are concluded to be consistent with histopathological spectrum of lepromatous leprosy.
The patient is a known case of lepromatous leprosy (LL), diagnosed 22 years ago with irregular treatment, neurological damage and deformities.
The NOD2 pathway was inhibited and could not be activated in lepromatous leprosy, which is more serious and causes widespread infection throughout the body.
a plant also present in Bangladesh has been clinically evaluated in the treatment of lepromatous leprosy (Ojha, D.
Lepromatous leprosy is another stable form of the disease, lepromin is negative, but there is presence of bacilli in the smears.
Detection of Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) mutation in the lepromatous leprosy patients.