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Leprosy Accidentally Transmitted from a Patient to a Surgeon in a Nonendemic Area

Eike-Gert Achilles, MD; Christian Hagel, MD; Mathias Vierbuchen, MD; and Manfred Dietrich, MD
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From University of Hamburg, University Hospital Eppendorf, D-20246; General Hospital Sankt Georg, D-20099; and Bernhard-Nocht-Institute of Tropical Medicine, D-20359 Hamburg, Germany.


Acknowledgments: The authors thank Steven Pirie-Shepherd, PhD, and Rudolf Laas, MD, for carefully reviewing the manuscript.


Ann Intern Med. 2004;141(3):W-51. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-141-3-200408030-00028-w1
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Subcutaneous dorsal metacarpal region of patient 2's left hand.

The inflammation of the ulnar nerve presents as dark discoloration and marked, sometimes pearl-like thickening (large arrow), whereas an uninfiltrated branch of the nerve is of normal appearance ( small arrow) (magnification, ×2).

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