Journal of Marine Medical Society

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 196--198

A Case of hansen's disease masquerading as polymorphous light eruption


Vikas Pathania1, Prerna Shankar2, Divya Shelley3, Sukriti Baveja4, Anwita Sinha4 
1 Department of Dermatology, Command Hospital (SC), Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Station Health Organization, Pune, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Pathology, AFMC, Pune, Maharashtra, India
4 Department of Dermatology, Command Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Lt Col (Dr) Vikas Pathania
Command Hospital (SC), Pune - 411 040, Maharashtra
India

Hansen's disease is a chronic, relapsing, infective granulomatous skin disease with protean manifestations imitating many benign dermatological conditions. This not only poses a diagnostic dilemma to the treating physician but also often delays the diagnosis and treatment. We report one such case of Hansen's disease imitating a polymorphous light reaction suspected and detected incidentally on the lack of response to treatment of the “apparently benign photodermatoses.”


How to cite this article:
Pathania V, Shankar P, Shelley D, Baveja S, Sinha A. A Case of hansen's disease masquerading as polymorphous light eruption.J Mar Med Soc 2019;21:196-198


How to cite this URL:
Pathania V, Shankar P, Shelley D, Baveja S, Sinha A. A Case of hansen's disease masquerading as polymorphous light eruption. J Mar Med Soc [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Jul 15 ];21:196-198
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