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A Case of Diffuse Lepromatous Leprosy associated with Mycobacterium lepromatosis

An 86-year old female patient from northeast Mexico presented with diffuse lepromatous leprosy (DLL). Sequence analysis of four genes (rrs, rpoB, sigA and hsp65) from the skin biopsy identified Mycobacterium lepromatosis. This is the first independent confirmation of a case of DLL due to M. lepromatosis.


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