Nontuberculous mycobacterial skin infection resembling lepromatous leprosy.

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A leg ulcer in a 52-year-old renal transplant patient yielded foamy histiocytes containing acid-fast bacilli subsequently identified as a Runyon group III Mycobacterium. Skin infection with these organisms is unusual, and the histologic appearance in this case suggested lepromatous leprosy. 

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