tuberculoid leprosy

noun

Definition of tuberculoid leprosy

  1. :  the one of the two major forms of leprosy that is characterized by the presence of few or no Hansen's bacilli in the lesions, by the loss of sensation in affected areas of the skin, and by a positive skin reaction to lepromin and that is usually not infectious to others In tuberculoid leprosy, sensory loss is pronounced in the skin lesions as a result of damage to the dermal nerves. There may be damage to nerve trunks in the vicinity of the skin lesions, and on occasion painful mononeuropathies develop in swollen or enlarged nerves. — David A. Chad E. Tessa Hedley-Whyte, The New England Journal of Medicine, 8 Jan. 2004 — compare lepromatous leprosy

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1892

First Known Use of tuberculoid leprosy

1892


Medical Dictionary

tuberculoid leprosy

noun

Medical Definition of tuberculoid leprosy

  1. :  the one of the two major forms of leprosy that is characterized by the presence of few or no Hansen's bacilli in the lesions, by the loss of sensation in affected areas of the skin, and by a positive skin reaction to lepromin and that is usually not infectious to others—compare lepromatous leprosy


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