British Leprosy Relief Association
Two cases of leprosy misdiagnosed in a family, one elephantiasis-like with lepromatous leprosy
L. Yu-Ying et al.
Two cases of misdiagnosed lepros
aDepartment of Dermatology, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100053, China
bBeijing Tropical Medicine Research Institute, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100050, China
Correspondence to: Zhu Wei, Department of Dermatology, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100053, China (Tel: +86-10-83198961; e-mail: email@example.com)
In recent years, the prevalence of leprosy decreased significantly with the gradual improvement in economic, health, and medical conditions in China. As a result, people became more negligent or indifferent to the concept of the disease. This condition often leads to misdiagnosis or missed diagnosis on the early diversity or atypical signs and symptoms of leprosy. It will increase the disability rate if the patients with leprosy do not get timely and correct treatment. We report a mother and daughter suffering from leprosy of different types, and one with elephantiasis-like lepromatous leprosy.
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