(progressive) leprosy (lep-ro\'mah-tus lep\'ro-se)
A relentless, progressive form of leprosy in which large numbers of Mycobacterium leprae develop in skin cells, killing the skin cells and resulting in the loss of features. Disfiguring nodules form all over the body.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • lepromatous — Pertaining to, or characterized by, the features of a leproma. * * * le·pro·ma·tous lə präm ət əs, prō mət adj of, relating to, characterized by, or affected with lepromas or lepromatous leprosy <lepromatous patients> <the lepromatous… …   Medical dictionary

  • lepromatous — (ˈ)le|präməd.əs, rōm adjective Etymology: New Latin lepromat , leproma + English ous 1. : characterized by the formation or presence of lepromas lepromatous leprosy 2. : relating to or exhibiting nodular leprosy cases of the lepromatous type …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lepromatous leprosy — Classification and external resources ICD 10 A30.5 ICD 9 030.0 Lepromatous leprosy is a skin condition consisting of pale macules …   Wikipedia

  • lepromatous leprosy — n the one of the two major forms of leprosy that is characterized by the formation of lepromas, the presence of numerous Hansen s bacilli in the lesions, and a negative skin reaction to lepromin and that remains infectious to others until treated …   Medical dictionary

  • lepromatous — adjective Etymology: New Latin lepromat , leproma leprous lesion, from Late Latin lepra Date: 1898 characterized by, exhibiting, or being leprosy with infective superficial granulomatous nodules …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lepromatous — [lɛ prəʊmətəs] adjective Medicine relating to or denoting the more severe of the two principal forms of leprosy. Compare with tuberculoid …   English new terms dictionary

  • lepromatous — lep·roma·tous …   English syllables

  • lepromatous leprosy — noun a very serious form of leprosy characterized by lesions that spread over much of the body and affecting many systems of the body • Hypernyms: ↑leprosy, ↑Hansen s disease …   Useful english dictionary

  • borderline lepromatous leprosy — borderline leprosy that is tending toward the lepromatous type, with numerous symmetrical lesions and nerve damage …   Medical dictionary

  • diffuse lepromatous leprosy — diffuse leprosy of Lucio Lucio l …   Medical dictionary

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