Lepromatous leprosy

Lepromatous leprosy

Lepromatous leprosy
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 A30.5
ICD-9 030.0
DiseasesDB 8478

Lepromatous leprosy is a skin condition consisting of pale macules.[1]:346

It results from the failure of Th1 cell activation which is necessary to eradicate the mycobacteria. In lepromatous leprosy, TH2 response is turned on, and because of reciprocal inhibition (IL-4; IL-10), the cell-mediated response (TH1) is depressed.

See also


  1. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier.