British Leprosy Relief Association
Lymph node abscess and cardiac involvement in a patient with nodular lepromatous leprosy (LL) with erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL): A rare occurrence
aMuzaffarnagar Medical College, Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
Correspondence to: Tarang Goyal, Muzaffarnagar Medical College, Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India (e-mail: tarang˙email@example.com)
With the worlds focus on reducing the leprosy patient load to the extent of elimination, finding and reporting the rarer presentations of leprosy becomes important for prompt treatment. Also, these untreated patients may serve as a potential source of infection in community. We report a 35-year old man diagnosed to have lepromatous leprosy and erythema nodosum leprosum with inguinal lymph node abscess and suspected cardiac involvement that proved fatal. We stress the importance of detailed workup to look for associated systemic involvement for timely intervention and favourable outcome.