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Year : 2017 | Month : October | Volume : 11 | Issue : 10 | Page : QD01 - QD02

Leprosy in Pregnancy: Obstetric Diligence is the Key

Rupali Bhatia, Sumita Mehta, Anshul Grover, Swati Dubey

1. Senior Resident, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Babu Jagjivan Ram Memorial Hospital, New Delhi, India. 2. Specialist, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Babu Jagjivan Ram Memorial Hospital, New Delhi, India. 3. Specialist, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Babu Jagjivan Ram Memorial Hospital, New Delhi, India. 4. Senior Resident, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Babu Jagjivan Ram Memorial Hospital, New Delhi, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Rupali Bhatia,
A-503, Ashoka Apartments, Sector-9, Rohini-110085, New Delhi, India.
E-mail: drrupalibhatia@gmail.com

Abstract

Leprosy in pregnancy is a rarely encountered event. Out of the 2000 patients detected of leprosy annually, two to three are pregnant women and majority of them are diagnosed in the third trimester. We, hereby, report a case of borderline tuberculoid leprosy with Type I lepromatous reaction in a 26-year-old pregnant woman in early second trimester with a large raised red coloured lesion over the forehead and six other small lesions involving the trunk and limbs with reduced sensory perception over involved skin. Occurrence of leprosy in an obstetric patient belonging to low prevalence area of India is infrequent especially in the post elimination era. However, we do need to have a high index of suspicion in lesions suggestive of the disease.a

Keywords

Antenatal, Hansenís disease, Multidrug therapy, Skin lesions

How to cite this article :

Rupali Bhatia, Sumita Mehta, Anshul Grover, Swati Dubey. LEPROSY IN PREGNANCY: OBSTETRIC DILIGENCE IS THE KEY. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 October [cited: 2018 Jan 23 ]; 11:QD01-QD02. Available from
http://www.jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2017&month=October&volume=11&issue=10&page=QD01-QD02&id=10719

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/29189.10719

Date of Submission: Apr 09, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Jun 21, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Jul 27, 2017
Date of Publishing: Oct 01, 2017

FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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