Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics

CORRESPONDENCE
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 311--313

A case report of osteogenic sarcoma with leprosy


Jyoti Bajpai1, Nishitha Shetty1, Alok Gupta1, Aseemkumar Samar1, Rohini Kelkar2 
1 Department of Medical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India

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Jyoti Bajpai
Department of Medical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai
India

This is a rare case report of osteosarcoma with lepromatous leprosy. A 15 year old male patient presented with swelling around the right knee joint. Imaging and biopsy were consistent with osteosarcoma. After his first cycle of adjuvant chemotherapy (ACT), the patient developed fever, erythematous nodules, perichondritis of ear lobe, and thickened nerves. His slit-skin smear examination showed acid-fast bacilli in clumps, and a diagnosis of multibacillary leprosy was made. He was treated with anti-leprosy medications with steroids, and once his condition stabilized, his ACT was continued. On follow-up, his skin lesions completely recovered.


How to cite this article:
Bajpai J, Shetty N, Gupta A, Samar A, Kelkar R. A case report of osteogenic sarcoma with leprosy.J Can Res Ther 2013;9:311-313


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Bajpai J, Shetty N, Gupta A, Samar A, Kelkar R. A case report of osteogenic sarcoma with leprosy. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2013 [cited 2022 Sep 28 ];9:311-313
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