Looking Out for Leprosy

September 1, 2003
Lisette Hilton

Lisette Hilton is president of Words Come Alive, based in Boca Raton, Florida.

Chicago - Many people have a frightening image of lepers as disfigured people, roaming around colonies. The Bible makes several references to what is now a reportable infectious disease, rarely seen by dermatologists. Still, leprosy does occur in the United States, and dermatologists should be suspicious of it.