What happens if patients present with both categories of leprosy?

Updated: Jun 05, 2020
  • Author: Darvin Scott Smith, MD, MSc, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Patients may also present with features of both categories (indeterminate or borderline leprosy); however, over time, they usually evolve to one or the other. Interestingly, most individuals who are exposed to leprosy never develop the disease, likely because over 95% of people have natural immunity to the disease. [5]


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