Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Leprosy Mailing List,
June 2nd, 2009
Ref.: Paraesthesia
From: Naafs B., Munnekeburen, The Netherlands

Dear Salvatore,

I love the answer of Dr Anthony Bryceson (LML May 12th, 2009). I too have seen leprosy patients complaining of itch. Both lepromatous patients and patients with active skin lesions. I do not recall to have seen scratch marks which I could relate to leprosy.

But also in, for instance, lichen planus and urticaria scratch marks are usually absent and these lesions surely itch. It is indeed a sign of paraesthesia.


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