Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Year : 2017 | Month : April | Volume : 11 | Issue : 4 | Page : ZD19 - ZD20

Leprosy in an Eight-Year-Old Child – An Exceptional Case with Unusual Oral Manifestation

Mayuri Jain

1. Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Maharana Pratap College of Dentistry and Research Centre, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Mayuri Jain,
D-38, Lotus villa, Ohadpur, Alkapuri, City Centre, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India.


Leprosy is a contagious and granulomatous disease which is caused by Mycobacterium leprae. The incubation period for leprosy is five to seven years and it can take as long as about 30 years before signs and symptoms of leprosy develop in some patients. It is a chronic systemic disease which mostly affects the skin and peripheral nerves. It has been seen that indeterminate leprosy is the most common type seen in childhood followed by tuberculoid variant. Borderline lepromatous and lepromatous leprosy are only occasionally encountered in children and rarely affects the oral cavity. Here, we report a rare case of an eight-year-old female child patient who presented primarily with oral manifestations and was subsequently diagnosed as having lepromatous leprosy


Lepromatous leprosy, Mycobacterium leprae, Skin biopsy

How to cite this article :

Mayuri Jain. LEPROSY IN AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD CHILD – AN EXCEPTIONAL CASE WITH UNUSUAL ORAL MANIFESTATION. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 April [cited: 2017 Jun 27 ]; 11:ZD19-ZD20. Available from

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DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/25541.9690

Date of Submission: Nov 20, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Jan 02, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Feb 14, 2017
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2017


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