The Differential Diagnosis of Dermatological Conditions in Relation to Leprosy Presented by Professor Bhushan Kumar Former Chief of Dermatology at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India Hot Spots in Dermatology August 17 – 19, 2018 Abstract: Leprosy, now an uncommon disease of low infectivity is caused by Mycobacterium leprae. It is rare in the western world and is mostly seen in immigrants from endemic areas. It affects mainly the skin and the nerves. The cutaneous lesions vary widely from macular to papular, papulo-nodular and nodulo-plaques covering large areas of the body. So the dermatological diseases which need to be differentiated vary widely, having lesions which may resemble any of these morphological lesions. Occurrence of lepra reactions … Continue reading


Goodbye Jag

get link Goodbye Jag: What a case-report will not tell. by Cornelis Kennedy Case reports (CRs) are considered an important tool in conveying information about unusual clinical cases. They serve an important purpose in sharing knowledge with colleagues about often unexpected outcomes. These clinical events are then chronologically presented, analyzed and at the end a conclusion is discussed. Often more is needed. Sometimes the information that is not presented in the CR provides insights that may have a bigger impact on us than the pure clinical data. Sometimes more needs to be said. Sometimes we find ourselves crying. It was late on a Wednesday morning when the resident called. My patient, Jag, … Continue reading

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