Acta Trop 2018 Feb 21;183:134-141. Epub 2018 Feb 21.
Postgraduate Program in Genetics and Molecular Biology. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Bento Gonçalves, 9500 - Prédio 43312 M, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil; INAGEMP, Instituto Nacional de Genética Médica Populacional, R. Ramiro Barcelos, 2350 - 21506 - Santa Cecilia, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil; Teratogen Information Service, Medical Genetics Service, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, R. Ramiro Barcelos, 2350, Santa Cecília, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil; Center of Experimental Research, Genomics Medicine Laboratory and Laboratory of Research in Bioethics and Ethics in Research (LAPEBEC), Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Electronic address:
Erythema Nodosum Leprosum (ENL) occurs due to the immunological complication of multibacillary leprosy and is characterized by painful nodules and systemic compromising. It is usually recurrent and/or chronic and has both physical and economic impact on the patient, being a very important cause of disability. In addition, ENL is a major health problem in countries where leprosy is endemic. Read More