Autochthonous borderline tuberculoid leprosy in a man from Florida

Gabriel Villada, Mina Zarei, Ricardo Romagosa, Patrizia Forgione, Gabriella Fabbrocini, Paolo Romanelli

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-103
Number of pages3
JournalLeprosy Review
Volume87
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

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Borderline Leprosy
Paucibacillary Leprosy
Tuberculoid Leprosy
Leprosy
Armadillos
Chronic Granulomatous Disease
Mycobacterium leprae
Skin
Infectious Disease Transmission
Peripheral Nervous System

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Villada, G., Zarei, M., Romagosa, R., Forgione, P., Fabbrocini, G., & Romanelli, P. (2016). Autochthonous borderline tuberculoid leprosy in a man from Florida. Leprosy Review, 87(1), 101-103.

Autochthonous borderline tuberculoid leprosy in a man from Florida. / Villada, Gabriel; Zarei, Mina; Romagosa, Ricardo; Forgione, Patrizia; Fabbrocini, Gabriella; Romanelli, Paolo.

In: Leprosy Review, Vol. 87, No. 1, 01.03.2016, p. 101-103.

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Villada, G, Zarei, M, Romagosa, R, Forgione, P, Fabbrocini, G & Romanelli, P 2016, 'Autochthonous borderline tuberculoid leprosy in a man from Florida', Leprosy Review, vol. 87, no. 1, pp. 101-103.
Villada G, Zarei M, Romagosa R, Forgione P, Fabbrocini G, Romanelli P. Autochthonous borderline tuberculoid leprosy in a man from Florida. Leprosy Review. 2016 Mar 1;87(1):101-103.
Villada, Gabriel ; Zarei, Mina ; Romagosa, Ricardo ; Forgione, Patrizia ; Fabbrocini, Gabriella ; Romanelli, Paolo. / Autochthonous borderline tuberculoid leprosy in a man from Florida. In: Leprosy Review. 2016 ; Vol. 87, No. 1. pp. 101-103.
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