Leprosy

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Neuropathic foot.

Patient Data

Age: Adult patient.
Gender: Male
X-ray

Right foot X-rays

Gross destructive changes are present in keeping with a neuropathic limb.

Case Discussion

The features, in this case, are those of a Charcot joint (also known as a neuropathic or neurotrophic joint), which refers to a progressive degenerative/destructive joint disorder in patients with abnormal pain sensation and proprioception.

This patient was diagnosed with leprosy many years prior to this presentation.

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Case information

rID: 42117
Published: 20th Jan 2016
Last edited: 15th Sep 2017
Tag: rmh
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