Lepromatous leprosy and human immunodeficiency virus co-infection associated with phenomenon of Lucio versus immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome

  • Serrano-Coll H
  • Beltrán-Alzate J
  • Buitrago S
  • et al.
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© 2016 ACIN Diffuse lepromatous leprosy (DLL) is a severe clinical outcome of lepromatous leprosy (LL). The aetiologic cause is believed to be different from Mycobacterium leprae. A new species, Mycobacterium lepromatosis, was identified from a group of Mexican patients with DLL, and severe leprosy reactional state type 3 (Lucio's phenomenon). However, a total sequencing of its genome is necessary to prove the existence of this new species. This is a report on a non-typical Colombian case of leprosy – HIV coinfection, associated with an immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome clinically compatible with a leprosy reaction type 3 or Lucio's phenomenon.

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Serrano-Coll, H. A., Beltrán-Alzate, J. C., Buitrago, S. M., & Cardona-Castro, N. (2016). Lepromatous leprosy and human immunodeficiency virus co-infection associated with phenomenon of Lucio versus immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome. Infectio, 20(4), 272–275. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infect.2015.10.011

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