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[Sensory-motor neuropathy: a slow and misleading case of leprosy].

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B. Flageul
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P. Andre
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W. Camu
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Résumé

The diagnostic process of sensory-motor neuropathies is difficult. Atypical variants and rare etiologies also contribute to delay the diagnosis. We report the case of a 70-year-old woman with slowly progressive asymmetric axonal sensory-motor neuropathy. Leprosy was identified after an eight-year delay. Nerve biopsy was required to establish the diagnosis: electron microscopy revealed debris of Hansen's bacillus in the nerve. Treatment was fully curative after several months. Leprosy is a rare cause of neuropathy in Europeans. Systematic inquiry about travel to endemic areas would be helpful in establishing the diagnosis. In such cases, nerve biopsy is crucial.
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hal-00652361 , version 1 (15-12-2011)

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A. Gabelle, Jean-Michel Vallat, B. Flageul, P. Andre, W. Camu. [Sensory-motor neuropathy: a slow and misleading case of leprosy].. Revue Neurologique, 2008, 164 (11), pp.964-8. ⟨10.1016/j.neurol.2007.11.004⟩. ⟨hal-00652361⟩
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