Significance of nail changes in leprosy: a clinical review of 357 cases.

@article{Patki1991SignificanceON,
  title={Significance of nail changes in leprosy: a clinical review of 357 cases.},
  author={Anil H Patki and Robert L Baran},
  journal={Seminars in dermatology},
  year={1991},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={77-81}
}
Leprosy can cause many nail changes, which have been observed in up to 64% of infected patients. The manifestations of leprosy (clinical, bacteriologic, and histological) are profoundly affected by the patient's immunological status, which also determines the prognosis. Nail changes in leprosy can be caused by neuropathy and trauma, vascular impairment, infections, and miscellaneous changes. Often more than one factor will be important. Paradoxically, nail changes in tuberculoid and lepromatous… CONTINUE READING
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