His mother was a nurse and died of leprosy. He is 27 years old and since then he is here because he has no family and was born with "problems", they say. He does not communicate only emits guttural sounds. In the period 1982 - 1995, analysis of indicators proportion of cases in less than 15 years, the distribution of clinical forms and the percentage of new cases detected with deformity, suggesting that the endemic were expanding and maintaining a differentiated behavior Federadas1 between units.