Lucio’s phenomenon, an uncommon occurrence among leprosy patients in Sri Lanka

@article{Herath2015LuciosPA,
  title={Lucio’s phenomenon, an uncommon occurrence among leprosy patients in Sri Lanka},
  author={Sandamalee Herath and Mitrakrishnan Rayno Navinan and Isurujith Kongala Liyanage and Nadeesha Rathnayaka and Jevon M Yudhishdran and Janakie Fernando and Ganga Sirimanne and Aruna Kulatunga},
  journal={BMC Research Notes},
  year={2015},
  volume={8},
  pages={1-6}
}
Lucio’s phenomenon is a rare manifestation of untreated leprosy which is seen almost exclusively in regions surrounding the Gulf of Mexico. Its occurrence elsewhere though documented is considered uncommon. We present a case of Lucio’s phenomenon in a previously undiagnosed leprosy patient who presented to us with its classical skin manifestations. A 64 year old South Asian (Sri Lankan) male with a history of chronic obstructive airway disease presented to us with fever and cough. He had a… CONTINUE READING
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