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borderline leprosy

 

Definition: a form of leprosy that is very unstable immunologically; the cutaneous nerves frequently contain bacilli, but the lepromin test is usually negative; cutaneous lesions are composed of flat bands or plaques.

Synonym(s): dimorphous leprosy

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