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Keywords:

  • leprosy;
  • ataxia;
  • pseudoathetosis;
  • corticosteroid

Abstract

A 35-year-old man with borderline tuberculoid leprosy developed Type I lepra reaction 12 days after anti-leprosy treatment. There was acute worsening of neuropathic symptoms and skin lesions. He developed severe sensory ataxia and pseudoathetosis resulting in marked disability. His symptoms significantly improved on corticosteroid therapy. © 2003 Movement Disorder Society