A man with Leprosy came with the following lesion on the shin. What is the correct classification?
Ans: B. BL
(Ref Rooks 7/e p29.1-29.19, Fitzpatrick 6/e p1962-1969).
- Inverted saucer-shaped lesions – Characteristic feature of borderline leprosy.
- Single lesion present surrounded by several smaller ones.
- Skin & nerves – Only directly affected tissues in BL (Borderline Lepromatous).
- Erythematous macules or plaques.
- Inverted saucer-shaped annular lesions – Characteristic.