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May 2011

Endemic Leprosy in New York City

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Departments of Dermatology (Dr Levis and Ms Spencer) and Medicine, Pulmonary Division (Dr Martiniuk), New York University School of Medicine, New York; New York Hansen's Disease Program, New York (Dr Levis and Ms Spencer); Dermpathdiagnostics, Port Chester, New York (Dr Paraskevas); and Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins (Dr Spencer). Dr Jacobson is in private practice in Garden City, New York.


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Arch Dermatol. 2011;147(5):624-626. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.107

Dermatologists at our institution previously identified 2 cases of leprosy in New York, New York, in patients who had never been outside the United States. The first case was a white chemist from Queens, reported in 2000.1 A more recent case was a black man from the Bronx, reported in 2008.2 We report herein a third proven identified case of leprosy in a person who never traveled outside of the continental United States.

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