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International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences

International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences

2021, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A

Diffuse multibacillary leprosy with Lucio’s phenomenon in east Lombok, west Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Author(s)
Suni Christina Widjaya and Lysa Mariam
Abstract
Introduction:Lucio's phenomenon (LP) is a rare leprosy reaction characterized by severe necrosis of the skin. LP is a variant of type II leprosy reaction by the involvement of immune complexes. LP is usually found in Mexico and Central America. This reaction is especially found in diffuse non-nodular lepromatous leprosy who have not received or completed leprosy treatment.
Case: A 36 years woman with newly diagnosed Lucio’s phenomenon after initially being misdiagnosed with fungal infection for several months.
Discussion: In clinically, LP may mimic other diseases such as mycosis and allergic reaction.Until now there is no consensus regarding LP treatment and combination MDT-MB and systemic corticosteroids are the options in this case.
Conclusion: A proper history, physical examination, and histopathology are important diagnostic approaches to avoid misdiagnosis or underdiagnosis in LP cases especially in leprosy endemic regions. The combination of MDT-MB and systemic corticosteroids in FL gives a good response.
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How to cite this article:
Suni Christina Widjaya, Lysa Mariam. Diffuse multibacillary leprosy with Lucio’s phenomenon in east Lombok, west Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Int J Dermatol Venereology Leprosy Sci 2021;4(2):25-28. DOI: 10.33545/26649411.2021.v4.i2a.87
International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences