Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) causing Chronic Polyarthritis in
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Case Report

An 11-year-old girl, a diagnosed case of borderline lepromatous leprosy (BL) on six months of multi-drug therapy (MDT), was referred to our institution with tender erythematous nodules over the lateral aspect of legs, shin and back, burning sensation in hands and legs and constitutional symptoms for the last two weeks. Ulnar claw hands were present. Bilateral ulnar and common peroneal nerves were thickened. Xerosis, thickening and hyperpigmentation of skin of the face, hands and legs were noted. There was no urinary complaint, photosensitivity, skin rash or oral ulcer. Organomegaly and lymphadenopathy were absent. However, the patient had symmetrical polyarthritis involving small joints of hand, wrist, knee and ankle for the last eight months for which she was taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)....

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