Pretty leprosy: Another face of Hansen's disease! A review

P. Prem Anand, Neetu Oommen, S. Sunil, M.S. Deepa, Mythri Potturu
2014 Egyptian Journal of Chest Disease and Tuberculosis  
Pretty leprosy is one of the rare severe forms of lepromatous leprosy. It is a reaction pattern that occurs in untreated pure primitive diffuse lepromatous leprosy or lepromatous leprosy. The skin of the patient is diffusely infiltrated and shiny, so that natural wrinkles are obliterated. It generates a moist and myxoedematous complexion imparting a healthy aspect to the patient. Thus the disease got the name. In this review we have reviewed almost all available literature to point more light
more » ... ward the clinical variant pretty leprosy. A search was made in PubMed central to know the availability of information about pretty leprosy, but the response was nil for pretty leprosy. 37 articles were spotted in PubMed media on Lucioleprosy; 3 review articles are present and the rest were case reports.
doi:10.1016/j.ejcdt.2014.04.005 fatcat:mtryfhnmdvenbmmfoq7ymrdxhy