Mycobacterium lepromatosis lepromatous leprosy in US citizen who traveled to disease-endemic areas

Abinash Virk, Bobbi Pritt, Robin Patel, James R. Uhl, Spencer A. Bezalel, Lawrence E. Gibson, Barbara M. Stryjewska, Margot S. Peters

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Abstract

We report Mycobacterium lepromatosis infection in a US-born person with an extensive international travel history. Clinical symptoms, histopathology, and management are similar to those of infections caused by M. leprae. Clinicians should consider this pathogen in the diagnosis of patients with symptoms of leprosy who have traveled to endemic areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1864-1866
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume23
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2017

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Virk, A., Pritt, B., Patel, R., Uhl, J. R., Bezalel, S. A., Gibson, L. E., Stryjewska, B. M., & Peters, M. S. (2017). Mycobacterium lepromatosis lepromatous leprosy in US citizen who traveled to disease-endemic areas. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 23(11), 1864-1866. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2311.171104