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Nasal Leproma - An Unusual Presentation of Leprosy

Leprosy is a disease known to mankind from time immemorial. It is a chronic granulomatous disease caused by mycobacterium leprae, an acid fast bacilli, which affect all groups with no sex predilection. Usually they present with numb hypopigmented patches & localized paresthesia.1 Here we present to you a case of lepromatous leprosy, with only nasal symptoms as their predominant complaints, due to its unusual nature of presentation.

Author(s): Shivakumar Thiagarajan Sambandan A.P Ambujam S