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Leprosy in five armadillo handlers.

Abstract

Five patients with leprosy are presented. Each had had extensive and chronic contact with armadillos. No other potential risk factor for the development of leprosy could be identified. Since the nine-banded armadillo is a known carrier of leprosy in the southern area of the United States, we believe that these patients may have contracted leprosy from infected armadillos.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Lumpkin L R
Cox G F
Wolf J E
Year of Publication
1983
Journal
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume
9
Issue
6
Number of Pages
899-903
Date Published
1983 Dec
Language
eng
ISSN Number
0190-9622
DOI
10.1016/s0190-9622(83)70206-9
Alternate Journal
J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.
Publication Language
eng