Claw hand is the most common deformity in leprosy:


Management consists of occupational therapy and/or reconstruction surgery.

Case Report

In this case report from Indonesia the authors report a 32 year old male with hyperesthetic red plaques and punched out lesions on the arms and legs:

Conclusion: although reeducation is possible, prevention is better and this consists of treating Hansen’s at its early stages.

Source of Information: Yuwita W – Claw Hand in Mild Borderline Leprosy Treated with Sensory Re-education. 2014 (4) – 21st Regional Conference of Dermatology; Danang (Vietnam)