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IP Indian Journal of Anatomy and Surgery of Head, Neck and Brain

Palatal perforation in Erythema Nodosum Leprosum (ENL) case of hansen’s disease: A case report

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Author Details : Vivekanand C. Giri*, Sunita Bharati, Pugazhenthan Thangaraju, M. K. Showkath Ali

Volume : 4, Issue : 3, Year : 2018

Article Page : 89-90

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Leprosy (Hansen’s disease) is mainly affecting skin & nerve. Lepra reaction is common amongst leprosy patient. We report 64 year female patient who completed MB-MDT treatment and was on steroid therapy for treatment of ENL reaction. We observed unusual presentation of palatal perforation which rarely seen in ENL case. On examination it found that perforation was present on hard palate midline at the level of first molar tooth. Such type of presentation rarely seen in ENL cases till date few such reports have published in the journals.

Keyword: Multi-bacillary leprosy case, Chronic ENL reaction, palatal perforation.

Doi : 10.18231/2581-5229.2018.0024

How to cite : Giri V C , Bharati S , Thangaraju P , Ali M K S , Palatal perforation in Erythema Nodosum Leprosum (ENL) case of hansen’s disease: A case report. IP Indian J Anat Surg Head Neck Brain 2018;4(3):89-90

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