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Leprosy Presenting as an Autoimmune or Rheumatic Disorder

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Infectious Diseases

Objective:

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Description:

A patient with leprosy may initially present with features of an autoimmune or rheumatic disorder, whcih can cause a delay or error in diagnosis. Certain defects in host defenses may make a person more susceptible to infection and may be associated with autoimmune disorders.

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