What should be included in the physical exam for leprosy?

Updated: Jun 05, 2020
  • Author: Darvin Scott Smith, MD, MSc, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Physical examination should include the following:

  • Evaluation of skin lesions

  • Careful sensory and motor examination

  • Palpation of peripheral nerves for pain or enlargement, with particular attention paid to the following locations:

    • Elbows - Ulnar nerve

    • Wrist - Superficial radial cutaneous and median nerves

    • Popliteal fossa - Common peroneal nerve

    • Neck - Great auricular nerve

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