British Leprosy Relief Association
Inoculation indeterminate leprosy localised to a smallpox vaccination scar
Inoculation leprosy in a smallpox scar
aDepartment of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, J.L.N Hospital & Research Centre, Bhilai Steel Plant, Bhilai-490006, Chhattisgarh state, India
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A single, indeterminate leprosy lesion localised exclusively to a smallpox vaccination scar in a 32-year old Indian male is reported. The diagnosis was confirmed by histopathology. This is the second published report of a leprosy lesion occurring at the site of a smallpox vaccination.