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.
Levis WR, Paraskevas L, Jacobson M, Spencer J, Spencer T, Martiniuk F. Endemic Leprosy in New York City. Arch Dermatol. 2011;147(5):624-626. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.107