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Case Report
Volume 3, Issue 8 (August Issue)

Necrotic Ulcerations Unveiling a Lucio Phenomenon in a Moroccan Patient

Mezni L1*, Laabichi A2, Elhadadi F1, Omari M1, Ismaili N1, Benzekri L1, Znati K3, Ammouri W2, Meziane M1 and Senouci K1

1Mohammed V University of Rabat, Ibn Sina University Hospital, Dermatology Department, Morocco
2Mohammed V University of Rabat, Ibn Sina University Hospital, Internal Medicine Department, Morocco
3Mohammed V University of Rabat, Ibn Sina University Hospital, Pathology Department, Morocco

*Corresponding author: Line Mezni, Mohammed V University of Rabat, Ibn Sina University Hospital, Dermatology Department, Morocco, E-mail: mezni_line@outlook.com

Received: August 28, 2021; Accepted: September 07, 2021; Published: September 18, 2021

Citation: Mezni L, Laabichi A, Elhadadi F, et al. Necrotic Ulcerations Unveiling a Lucio’s Phenomenon in a Moroccan Patient. Clin Image Case Rep J. 2021; 3(8): 181.

Abstract

Lucio’s phenomenon is an atypical manifestation of leprosy, few cases have been described around the world, predominately in Mexico. It’s characterized by purpuric lesions and necrotic ulcerations of the skin, described as a vasculitis like condition. The clinical diagnosis is challenging in a non-endemic area. It’s potentially fatal. We report a case of Lucio’s phenomenon in a previously undiagnosed leprosy Moroccan patient whose acute manifestations were conductive to the leprosy’s diagnosis.

Keywords: Leprosy; Lucio’s phenomenon; Necrotic ulcerations