Lepromatous leprosy

lepromatous leprosy n.
Leprosy that is contagious until treated and is characterized by lepromas, macular lesions having ill-defined borders, and, in advanced cases, nerve involvement and destructive lesions of the face, mouth, throat, and larynx.


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