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Lepromatous Leprosy in a 26-Year-Old Man With Concurrent Disseminated Tuberculosis

Ern Loh, MD, PhD; Emanual Maverakis, MD; Thomas Konia, MD; Earlyn Noll, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2012;148(9):1096-1097. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2012.970.
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Correspondence: Dr Loh, Department of Dermatology, University of California, Davis, 3301 C St, Ste 1400, Sacramento, CA 95816 (ernloh6@gmail.com).

Financial Disclosure: None reported.

Funding/Support: This study was supported in part by grants from Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (Dr Maverakis).

Additional Contributions: We are indebted to Dalila Ramirez-Maverakis for administrative support.

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Figure 1. Clinical photograph of patient's ear showing multiple skin-colored nodules.

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Figure 2. Skin biopsy specimen from the ear highlighting numerous bacilli (magenta) in the dermis (Fite stain, original magnification ×600).




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