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Leprosy

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Skin biopsy in leprosy shows



A Peri appendageal bacilli

B Peri appendageal lymphocytosis

C Perivascular lymphocytosis

D Any of the above

Ans. B
[Peri appendageal lymphocytes]

1). A skin biopsy may reveal only a mild lymphocytic infiltrate along the nerve bundles, and skin appendages in the dermis in maculo-anaesthetic cases

2). Skin biopsy of ENL. papules reveals vasculitis or panniculitis, sometimes with many Lymphocytes but characteristically with polymorphonuclear leukocytes as well

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