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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2014, 2(4), 87-89
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-2-4-5
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Isolated Leprosy of Pinna Masquerading Perichondritis : A Rarest Entity

Paudel D1, Sah BP1, , Bhandary S1, Shilpakar SL1, Chettri ST1 and Mishra S1

1Department of Otorhinolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery, B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Sunsari, Nepal

Pub. Date: May 13, 2014

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Paudel D, Sah BP, Bhandary S, Shilpakar SL, Chettri ST and Mishra S. Isolated Leprosy of Pinna Masquerading Perichondritis : A Rarest Entity. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2014; 2(4):87-89. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-2-4-5


Leprosy is a chronic bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae. It is the oldest known disease to human beings. Incubation period ranges from weeks to years. The prevalence of leprosy varies markedly from country to country. However, the overwhelming majority of cases are found in developing countries and 92 percent of the cases are detected in just 11 countries led by India and Brazil. Grossly leprosy is divided into lepromatous and tubercular form, based on immunological pattern of disease. Though leprosy is common condition, isolated leprosy of pinna has not been reported so far in the literature. We report a male of 15 years with clinical feature of perichondritis of left pinna due to leprosy.

leprosy perichondritis pinna

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