Neurologic Complications of Leprosy

Thomas D. Sabin, Thomas R. Swift

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Leprosy is an important cause of nontraumatic peripheral neuropathy. Its main clinical features are anesthetic skin lesions and peripheral neuropathy, but skin lesions are sometimes absent. The different types of leprosy (leprous neuritis and lepromatous, tuberculoid, and borderline lepsrosy), pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of leprosy are discussed in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAminoff's Neurology and General Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationFifth Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9780124077102
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes



  • Borderline leprosy
  • Drug treatment of leprosy
  • Erythema nodosum leprosum
  • Lepromatous leprosy
  • Leprous neuritis
  • Mycobacterium leprae
  • Tuberculoid leprosy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Sabin, T. D., & Swift, T. R. (2014). Neurologic Complications of Leprosy. In Aminoff's Neurology and General Medicine: Fifth Edition (pp. 845-856). Elsevier Inc..