lepromatous leprosy

noun

Medical Definition of lepromatous leprosy

: the one of the two major forms of leprosy that is characterized by the formation of lepromas, the presence of numerous Hansen's bacilli in the lesions, and a negative skin reaction to lepromin and that remains infectious to others until treated — compare tuberculoid leprosy

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“Lepromatous leprosy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lepromatous%20leprosy. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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