| CASE REPORT
|Year : 1999 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 149--150
Lepromatous leprosy presenting as a swelling in the neck
Devraj Dogra, K Kaushal Verma, Apra Sood, Ro Handa
A 25-year-old electrician presented with gradually, asymptomatic swelling on left of the neck since 2 years. The swelling which was initially diagnosed as cervical lymphadenitis by the internist represented the enlarged left great auricular nerve. Cutaneous examination revealed an ill-defined, hypoaesthetic macule with minimal atrophy on the pinna of the left ear. The histopathology of the nerve showed a lepromatous neuritis with bacteriological index (BI) of 5+.
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