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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 121-125
Leprosy of the hard palate: A rare case report

1 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical College, Deemed to be University, Karad, Maharastra, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, M. A. Rangoonwala College of Dental Science, Pune, Maharastra, India
3 Dr. Ingale Institute of Dental Sciences, Pune, Maharastra, India
4 BDS Student, D Y Patil Dental College, Pimpri, Pune, Maharastra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sushma Bommanavar
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Dental College and Hospital, Karad, Maharastra
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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.JOMFP_189_17

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Leprosy is a chronic granulomatous infection caused by Mycobacterium leprae, a bacillus that presents a peculiar tropism for the skin and peripheral nerves. Leprosy instigates various types of clinical presentation and exerts influence on the patient's immune response. The clinical gamut of leprosy ranges from the tuberculoid form (TT) to the disseminative and progressive lepromatous form (LL). Oral lesions are uncommon but, when present, occur in the lepromatous form and are broadly divided into nonspecific and specific lesions. In this article, we present a case of leprosy of the hard palate in a 25-year-old male. The case is been presented for its rarity.

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