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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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
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016


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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.