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Generalized eruptive histiocytosis simulating leprosy: A case report with current status of classification of histiocytoses and antigenic markers


 Department of Dermatology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/ijpd.IJPD_124_16

Generalized eruptive histiocytosis (GEH) is a rare histiocytosis of the skin that presents in adults as multiple skin-colored papules and nodules on the face, trunk, and proximal upper limbs in a symmetrical manner and is asymptomatic in nature. The lesions occur in crops and regress on their own. Clinical and histopathological examination differentiates this condition from other histiocytoses and from the more common disease leprosy, which it mimics closely. We describe a case of GEH in an adult female with clinical features simulating that of histoid leprosy. This case highlights the need for proper evaluation of all patients of leprosy for correct diagnosis and management.


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