Penile tuberculoid leprosy in a five year old boy

Bikash Ranjan Kar, Gigi Ebenezer, C. K. Job

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A 5-year-old contact of a lepromatous leprosy patient with a tuberculoid lesion on the anterior aspect of the shaft of the penis is reported. The child was clinically suspected to have borderline tuberculoid leprosy during a survey of contacts of leprosy patients, which on histopathology revealed features of subpolar tuberculoid leprosy. The father of the child was recently detected as a case of lepromatous leprosy and was started on multibacillary regime of WHO multidrug therapy. The reason for the localization of the lesion to the shaft of the penis is also suggested. Skin as a route of transmission of tuberculoid leprosy is also emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-127
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Penile leprosy lesion
  • Skin transmission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases


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