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Autochthonous borderline tuberculoid leprosy in a man from Florida

Leprosy (Hansen’s disease) is a chronic contagious granulomatous disease principally affecting the skin and peripheral nervous system, caused by Mycobacterium leprae. In this report, we present a case of autochthonous leprosy in a man from Florida as the first human case reported from this region. Authors believe dermatologists need to be aware of the possibility of autochthonous transmission of leprosy in the Eastern-Southern United States, and should consider leprosy in any patient with atypical skin lesions, even when a history of contact with armadillo is missing.

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Gabriel Villada, Mina Zarei, Ricardo Romagosa, Patrizia Forgione, Gabriella Fabbrocini, Paolo Romanelli;
Autochthonous borderline tuberculoid leprosy in a man from Florida ; Leprosy Review; 2016; 87; 1; 101-103; DOI: 10.47276/lr.87.1.101
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