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A case of post-partum borderline tuberculoid leprosy complicated by a median nerve abscess, peptic ulceration and rifampicin-induced haemolytic renal failure

We report a case of borderline tuberculoid leprosy complicated by a median nerve abscess, acute renal failure secondary to rifampicin-induced haemo-lysis and duodenal ulceration secondary to steroid use. Rifampicin induced hameo-lysis is a rare and probably under-reported complication of leprosy multi-drug therapy. It should be considered when patients complain of flu-like symptoms after taking their monthly rifampicin.

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S. Dawe, D. N. J. Lockwood, D. Creamer;
A case of post-partum borderline tuberculoid leprosy complicated by a median nerve abscess, peptic ulceration and rifampicin-induced haemolytic renal failure ; Leprosy Review; 2004; 75; 2; 181-187; DOI: 10.47276/lr.75.2.181
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