Laryngeal involvement causing dysphonia in a 29 year old nursing mother with lepromatous leprosy

  • S Fwoloshi
  • S.M. Machona
  • V Mudenda
  • O Ngalamika
Keywords: Leprosy, atypical features, dysphonia, deep cutaneous mycosis


Leprosy is a granulomatous disease that mainly affects the skin and peripheral nerves. It is caused by infection with mycobacterium leprae ormycobacterium lepromatosus. In most instances, diagnosis of leprosy can easily be made based on the clinical signs and symptoms. However, when patients present with atypical features, clinical diagnosis can be a challenge. We report a case of a nursing mother with lepromatous leprosy who presented with dysphonia and skin lesions initially thought to be a deep cutaneous mycosis.

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