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>Journals >Medicina Cutánea Ibero-Latino-Americana >Year 2010, Issue 4


Lezcano L, Di Martino B, Galeano G, Aldama A, Rodríguez M, Knopfelmacher O, Bolla L
Vasculonecrotic reactions in leprosy. Two cases of Lucio’s phenomenon
Med Cutan Iber Lat Am 2010; 38 (4)

Language: Español
References: 10
Page: 161-163
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ABSTRACT

The Lucio’s phenomenon (LP), probably mediated by immune complexes, is a severe necrotizing skin reaction that occurs mainly in patients with nonnodular lepromatous leprosy. The literature review shows that there is an inadequate use of this definition. Several authors identify as LP the vasculonecrotic reactions that occur in other forms than the diffuse leprosy. We present two cases of patients with Hansen’s disease, who developed vasculonecrotic reactions.


Key words: Lucio’s phenomenon, Hansen’s disease, vasculonecrotic reactions.


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