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Lepromatous leprosy: histoid leprosy

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Lepromatous leprosy (LL): histoid leprosy This is a low power view of a whole mount section of a histoid leprosy lesion. It shows a discrete, tumour-like nodule in the dermis. H&E stain. Histoid leprosy is often a manifestation of relapse, following cessation of treatment or resistance to dapsone. With current combination therapy, secondary drug resistance is unlikely to occur.

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