Tuesday, August 15, 2017

(LML) New publications on cross-cutting issues and NTDs, August 2017

Leprosy Mailing List – August 15,  2017

Ref.:   (LML) New publications on cross-cutting issues and NTDs, August 2017

From:  Ilse Egers, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Dear Pieter,

This newsletter provides you with a selection of news items and recent publications on cross-cutting issues in NTDs. Our starting point is to add articles covering a wide variety of issues. Unfortunately, this is not always possible due to a limited diversity in and shortage of articles on cross-cutting issues and NTDs.

Feel free to contact us (infontd@leprastichting.nl) with any questions or to receive the full text versions if a link to the full text is not included. Our document delivery service is free!

Kind regards,
 
Ilse Egers
InfoNTD Information officer

 

 

News

Tonga, Pacific island state, eliminates lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem.
The Kingdom of Tonga in the Pacific Ocean may be small in population, but it is kicking big goals in public health. The World Health Organization (WHO) has validated that the country has eliminated lymphatic filariasis — also known as elephantiasis — as a public health problem.
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New publications

 

 

“Unseen” Caregivers: The disproportionate gender balance and role of females in the home-based care of lymphatic filariasis patients in Malawi.
Martindale S, MacKenzie C, Mkwanda S, et al. Front Womens Health. 2017; 2(2):1-3.
Abstract This study examines the gender of home-based caregivers for people affected by lymphatic filariasis (LF) lymphoedema. Of the 35 cases who required daily assistance, 27 indicated the gender of the caregiver, of which 20 were female (74.1%), and most commonly daughters, sisters or school-aged girls. The role of female caregivers is ‘unseen’ and this has considerable domestic, educational and economic implications.
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Dengue data and surveillance in Tanzania: a systematic literature review.
Ward T, Samuel M, Maoz D, et al. Trop. Med. Int. Health. 2017; 22(8):960-970.
Abstract Although there is evidence that dengue virus is circulating in Tanzania, the country lacks a dengue surveillance system. Consequently, the true estimate of dengue seroprevalence, as well as the incidence in the population, the frequency and magnitude of outbreaks is unknown. This study therefore sought to systematically review available dengue data from Tanzania.
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Knowledge, attitudes and practices towards yaws and yaws-like skin disease in Ghana.
Marks M, Kwakye-Maclean C, Doherty R, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017; 11(7):e0005820.
Abstract Yaws is endemic in Ghana. The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a new global eradication campaign based on total community mass treatment with azithromycin. Achieving high coverage of mass treatment will be fundamental to the success of this new strategy. An understanding of community knowledge, attitudes and practices related to yaws in Ghana and other endemic countries will be vital in designing effective community engagement strategies.
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The global burden of disease study 2013: What does it mean for the NTDs?
Herricks JR, Hotez PJ, Wanga V, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017; 11(8):e0005424.
Abstract The results presented here indicate that, despite significant gains, much work remains in the fight against NTDs. There are still approximately 2.3 billion cases of NTDs, which cause a substantial global disease burden. It is critical that we as a global community continue our efforts to help end the suffering caused by NTDs. Helping nations to achieve health for the poorest of their citizens will be a step forward in achieving their Sustainable Development Goals. Finally, most of the NTDs are still underreported, and the quantification of their burden is limited by the data that are available. Therefore, screening and notification efforts for the NTDs should be increased in order to capture the true burden of these diseases. Understanding the true burden of NTDs is essential to track health progress, assess the impact of public health interventions, and inform evidence-based policy decisions.
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Criteria to stop mass drug administration for Lymphatic filariasis have been achieved throughout Plateau and Nasarawa States, Nigeria.
Eigege A, Evans DS, Noland GS, et al. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 2017.
Abstract Nigeria has the largest population at risk for lymphatic filariasis (LF) in Africa. This study used a transmission assessment survey to determine whether mass drug administration (MDA) for LF could stop in 21 districts, of Plateau and Nasarawa States, Nigeria, after 8-12 years of annual albendazole-ivermectin treatment.
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Lymphatic filariasis in Mainland Southeast Asia: A systematic review and meta-analysis of prevalence and disease burden.
Dickson B, Graves P, McBride W. Trop Med Infect Dis. 2017; 2(3).
Abstract Accurate prevalence data are essential for the elimination of lymphatic filariasis (LF) as a public health problem. Despite it bearing one of the highest burdens of disease globally, there remains limited reliable information on the current epidemiology of filariasis in mainland Southeast Asia. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of available literature to assess the recent and current prevalence of infection and morbidity in the region.
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Geospatial analysis of Buruli ulcer prevalence in Anambra North, Anambra State, Nigeria.
Franklin Ike I, Usman AK, Yelwa SA. J Prev Inf Cntrl. 2017; 3(1):1-8.
Abstract Although the true burden and the factors responsible for Buruli ulcer (BU) occurrence in Nigeria is not yet known, the disease has become an issue of great concern in some parts of the country, especially in Anambra State. It is against this background that this study analyzed the prevalence of BU in Anambra North with the objectives of determining the hotspots, trends and factors influencing the occurrence of the disease in the study area. The results show a variation in the temporal distribution of the disease.
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Social stigma, adherence to medication and motivation for healing: A cross-sectional study of leprosy patients at Jember Public Health Center, Indonesia.
Susanti IA, Mahardita NGP, Alfianto R, et al. Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences. 2017.
Abstract Social stigma surrounding leprosy patients (LPs) in the community is still related to the adherence of these patients to medication and to their internal motivation for healing. Unfortunately, the leprosy case programme has not been optimally established in public health centres (PHCs). The aim of this study was to assess the social stigma towards adherence to medication and motivation for healing among LPs in PHCs in Indonesia.
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Lymphatic filariasis patient identification in a large urban area of Tanzania: An application of a community-led Mhealth system.
Mwingira U, Chikawe M, Mandara WL, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017; 11(7):e0005748.
Abstract Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is best known for the disabling and disfiguring clinical conditions that infected patients can develop; providing care for these individuals is a major goal of the Global Programme to Eliminate LF. Methods of locating these patients, knowing their true number and thus providing care for them, remains a challenge for national medical systems, particularly when the endemic zone is a large urban area.
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Assessment of quality of life in patients with post kalaazar dermal leishmaniasis.
Pal B, Murti K, Siddiqui NA, et al. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2017; 15(1):148.
Abstract Post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) is a dermatological disorder caused by protozoal parasite Leishmania donovani. PKDL cases are thought to be a reservoir of parasites and may increase cases of visceral leishmaniasis. The disease is not life threatening but cosmetic disfigurement associated with it may impair the patients' quality of life. This study aimed to assess the health related quality of life in patients with post kalaazar dermal leishmanasis for the first time.
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Community-based field implementation scenarios of a short message service reporting tool for lymphatic filariasis case estimates in Africa and Asia.
Mableson HE, Martindale S, Stanton MC, et al. mHealth. 2017; 3(28).
Abstract Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) targeted for global elimination by 2020. The mHealth tool ‘MeasureSMS-Morbidity’ allows health workers in endemic areas to use their own mobile phones to send clinical information in a simple format using short message service (SMS). The experience gained through programmatic use of the tool in five endemic countries across a diversity of settings in Africa and Asia is used here to present implementation scenarios that are suitable for adapting the tool for use in a range of settings.
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Steps to sustainability: a road map for WASH.
Harvey A. Waterlines. 2017; 36(3):185-203.
Abstract This paper presents a strategy for achievement of Sustainable Development Goals 6.1 and 6.2 (universal access to clean water and to adequate sanitation and hygiene) in the context of rural Uganda. With participation of the Ministry of Water and Environment, a group of local government representatives have consulted in a series of workshops and meetings over the past five years.
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Events

 

 

Neglected Diseases in South East Asia: Building Capacity in Epidemiological Modelling
August 28-September 1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
University of Malaya
Southeast Asia countries face common threats from infections, including neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and neglected zoonotic diseases (NZDs) that particularly affect marginalized communities―the most vulnerable to exposure and least able to seek treatment. Understanding the transmission and control of infectious diseases can be aided by mathematical modelling, helping to predict disease outbreaks, quantify intervention impact, estimate economic and health-care burdens, and inform cost-effective public health strategies. This workshop will introduce participants to topics from bacterial & viral to helminth NTDs and NZDs through series of lectures and practicals followed by group discussions and Q&A sessions, addressing: a) basic models for vector-borne diseases; b) infection intensity frameworks for helminth infections, and c) models for zoonotic infections.
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

(LML) New publications on cross-cutting issues and NTDs, July 2017

 

 

Leprosy Mailing List – July 25,  2017

Ref.:   (LML) New publications on cross-cutting issues and NTDs, July 2017

From:  Ilse Egers, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Dear Pieter,

This newsletter provides you with a selection of news items and recent publications on cross-cutting issues in NTDs. Our starting point is to add articles covering a wide variety of issues. Unfortunately, this is not always possible due to a limited diversity in and shortage of articles on cross-cutting issues and NTDs.

Feel free to contact us (infontd@leprastichting.nl) with any questions or to receive the full text versions if a link to the full text is not included. Our document delivery service is free!

Kind regards,
 
Ilse Egers
InfoNTD Information officer

 

 

News

 

 

How the Gates Foundation seeks to energise the global fight against neglected tropical diseases.
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New publications

 

 


The importance of patient compliance in repeated rounds of mass drug administration (MDA) for the elimination of intestinal helminth transmission.
Farrell SH, Truscott JE, Anderson RM. Parasit Vectors. 2017; 10(1):291.
Abstract Systematic non-compliance to chemotherapeutic treatment among a portion of the eligible population is thought to be a major obstacle to the elimination of helminth infections by mass drug administration (MDA). Here we develop an individual-based stochastic model of helminth transmission and MDA treatment to investigate how different patterns of compliance influence the impact of MDA for two groups of helminths, the soil transmitted nematode infections and the schistosome parasites.
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Measuring the observance of contact precautions when treating Buruli ulcer patient in a tertiary hospital in Benin.
Ahoyo TA, Fonton PFD, Lozes EMC. Med Res Arch. 2017; 5(5).
Abstract Buruli ulcer, caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, remains a public health issue in Benin. Good hygiene is important for its management. We assess the observance of contact precautions practices by healthcare workers. Inadequate compliance was noticed despite good knowledge of standard precautions. The lack of qualified personnel and financial resources allocated for this program justified the weak compliance
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Integrated morbidity management for lymphatic filariasis and podoconiosis, Ethiopia.
Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2017.
Abstract To establish health-care services for integrated lymphoedema morbidity management, the health ministry and partners used existing governmental structures.. Experienced professionals on lymphoedema management trained government-employed health workers on integrated morbidity management. To monitor the integration, an indicator on the number of lymphoedema-treated patients was included in the national health management information system. In Ethiopia, an integrated approach for lymphatic filariasis and podoconiosis morbidity management was feasible. The processes used could be applicable in other settings where these diseases are co-endemic.
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Lymphatic filariasis patient identification in a large urban area of Tanzania: An application of a community-led Mhealth system.
Mwingira U, Chikawe M, Mandara WL, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017; 11(7):e0005748.
Abstract This system of identifying, recording and mapping patients affected by LF greatly assists in planning, locating and prioritising, as well as initiating, appropriate morbidity management and disability prevention (MMDP) activities. The approach is a feasible framework that could be used in other large urban environments in the LF endemic areas.
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Impact of mass drug administration for elimination of lymphatic filariasis in Nepal.
Ojha CR, Joshi B, Kc KP, Dumre SP, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017; 11(7):e0005788.
Abstract We assessed the impact of MDAs on LF in selected districts of Nepal after the recommended six MDA rounds had been completed. Although Nepal has achieved significant progress towards LF elimination, five rounds of MDA were not sufficient to disrupt the transmission cycle in all districts, probably because of high baseline prevalence.
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Mobile-phone and handheld microscopy for neglected tropical diseases.
Rajchgot J, Coulibaly JT, Keiser J, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017; 11(7):0005550.
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First evidence of lymphatic filariasis transmission interruption in Cameroon: Progress towards elimination.
Nana-Djeunga HC, Tchouakui M, Njitchouang GR, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017; 11(6):e0005633.
Abstract Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is among the 10 neglected tropical diseases targeted for control or elimination by 2020. In Cameroon, once-yearly mass administration of ivermectin and albendazole has been implemented since 2008. The aim of this study was to assess progress towards the elimination goal, looking specifically at the impact of six rounds of MDA on LF transmission in northern Cameroon.
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Challenges in developing methods for quantifying the effects of weather and climate on water-associated diseases: A systematic review.
Lo Iacono G, Armstrong B, Fleming LE, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017; 11(6):e0005659.
Abstract Climate and weather factors are known to affect the transmission and distribution of infectious diseases and statistical and mathematical modelling are continuously developing to investigate the impact of weather and climate on water-associated diseases. Our objective is to review and summarize statistical and modelling methods used to investigate the effects of weather and climate on infectious diseases associated with water, in order to identify limitations and knowledge gaps in developing of new methods.
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Coverage and compliance of mass drug administration against lymphatic filariasis in Kalaburgi district.
Biradar MK, Holyachi S. Int J Community Med Public Health. 2017; 4(7):2502-2505.
Abstract Study was done to assess coverage and compliance of mass drug administration (MDA) against lymphatic filariasis in Kalaburgi districts. This cross-sectional coverage evaluation survey was done in one urban and three rural clusters in district. There is an urgent need for more effective drug delivery strategies and also proper IEC should be done to educate and to improve the coverage and compliance in the districts.
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Burden of trachoma in five counties of Eastern Equatoria state, South Sudan: Results from population-based surveys.
Sanders AM, Stewart AEP, Makoy S, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017; 11(6):e0005658.
Abstract Five counties in Eastern Equatoria state were surveyed in order to monitor progress of programmatic interventions and determine if additional rounds of Mass Drug Administration with azithromycin were needed. The results show that despite years of interventions, four of the five surveyed counties require a minimum of five additional years of SAFE strategy implementation, with the fifth requiring at minimum three more years.
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Lessons from implementing mass drug administration for soil transmitted helminths among pre-school aged children during school based deworming program at the Kenyan coast.
Musuva RM, Matey E, Masaku J, et al. BMC Public Health. 2017; 17(1):575.
Abstract In Kenya, during the National school-based deworming exercise, pre-school aged children (PSAC) have to access treatment at primary schools as the pre-school teachers are not trained to carry out deworming. This was a cross-sectional qualitative study using Focus group discussions (FGDs) and Key informant interviews (KIIs). It was conducted in 4 sub-counties with high STH prevalence at the Kenyan coast (Matuga, Malindi, Lunga Lunga and Msambweni) to understand best practices for implementing MDA among PSAC.
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Surveillance efforts after mass drug administration to validate elimination of lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem in Vanuatu.
Taleo F, Taleo G, Graves PM, et al. Trop Med Health. 2017; 24:18.
Abstract Vanuatu was formerly highly endemic for lymphatic filariasis (LF), caused by Wuchereria bancrofti and transmitted by Anopheles mosquitoes. This paper reviews the surveillance activities done after stopping MDA to validate the interruption of transmission and elimination of LF as a public health problem.
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Dengue seroprevalence and force of primary infection in a representative population of urban dwelling Indonesian children.
Prayitno A, Taurel A-F, Nealon J, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017; 11(6):e0005621.
Abstract Indonesia reports the second highest dengue disease burden in the world; these data are from passive surveillance reports and are likely to be significant underestimates. To better understand dengue infection history and associated risk factors in Indonesia, a representative population-based cross-sectional dengue seroprevalence study was conducted in 1-18-year-old urban children. This study revealed that more than 80% of children aged 10 years or over have experienced dengue infection at least once.
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A possible case of mycetoma in ancient Rome (Italy, 2nd-3rd centuries AD).
Killgrove K, Böni T, Galassi FM. SocArXiv. 2017.
Abstract Reports of historical individuals with mycetoma are anecdotal in the palaeopathology literature, particularly in more temperate areas of the world. This article details a probable case of mycetoma in Imperial-era Rome, Italy. Differential diagnoses of leprosy, erosive arthropathy, sarcoidosis, and mycoses are considered. Given the morphology and pattern of the lower leg lesions and the ecology of the disease, the authors conclude that mycetoma is the most likely explanation.
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Exploring on the elderly health management model in tropic area.
Song Y, Jiao J-G, Chen Z-J. Asian Pac J Trop Med. 2017.
Abstract In this article, based on the characteristics of tropical area, we analyze the beneficial and the disadvantage of tropical area to human health, points out the existing problems in elderly health management pattern in the tropics area, accordingly we discuss how to establish tropical characterized elderly health management, and put forward constructive suggestions.
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Events

 

 

Neglected Diseases in South East Asia: Building Capacity in Epidemiological Modelling
August 28-September 1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
University of Malaya
Southeast Asia countries face common threats from infections, including neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and neglected zoonotic diseases (NZDs) that particularly affect marginalized communities―the most vulnerable to exposure and least able to seek treatment. Understanding the transmission and control of infectious diseases can be aided by mathematical modelling, helping to predict disease outbreaks, quantify intervention impact, estimate economic and health-care burdens, and inform cost-effective public health strategies. This workshop will introduce participants to topics from bacterial & viral to helminth NTDs and NZDs through series of lectures and practicals followed by group discussions and Q&A sessions, addressing: a) basic models for vector-borne diseases; b) infection intensity frameworks for helminth infections, and c) models for zoonotic infections.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

(LML) The ENLIST ENL Severity Scale

Leprosy Mailing List – July 21,  2017

Ref.:  (LML)   The ENLIST ENL Severity Scale

From:  Steve Walker, London, UK


Dear Pieter,

 

On behalf of the Erythema Nodosum International STudy (ENLIST) Group I would be grateful if you could circulate the link to our recently published validation study of the 10-item ENLIST ENL Severity Scale (EESS) which is accompanied by a User Guide.

The paper can be found at: http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0005716

The final version of the EESS and User Guide can be found in the Supporting Information section.

We hope that colleagues will find the scale useful in both the clinical assessment of patients with ENL and in research studies. We would welcome comments or queries about the work of the ENLIST Group (enlist@LSHTM.ac.uk).

We are extremely grateful to the Austrian Leprosy Relief Association / AHWÖ Aussätzigen-Hilfswerk Österreich (http://www.aussaetzigen-hilfswerk.at/) and Leprosy Research Initiative (https://www.leprosyresearch.org/) for the generous support of this work.

 

Best wishes

 

Steve

Stephen L. Walker PhD, MRCP(UK), DTM&H

Associate Professor

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Keppel St | London WC1E 7HT | United Kingdom


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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

(LML) Re-infection of lepromatous patients after release from MDT

Leprosy Mailing List – July 19 ,  2017

Ref.: (LML)  Re-infection of lepromatous patients after release from MDT 

From:  H K Kar, New Delhi, India


 

Dear Pieter,

 

To thank Joel Almeida (LML, 18-07-2017) for bringing back the relevant observation which is discussed by the leprologists off and on. We know that there are two types of lepromatous leprosy. We encounter in our clinical practice:

-Sub-polar lepromatous leprosy which are the downgraded ones from borderline/indeterminate types of leprosy because of the delay in diagnosis and appropriate treatment of these cases, which are the majority of all LL cases.

-And another small group of LL cases,  those from the beginning,  manifest as LL with  bilateral symmetrical  hypo-pigmented or erythematous ill defined small macular lesions without loss of sensation all over the body or as diffuse fine infiltrations especially on face and extensor aspects of the trunks and extremities without any apparent peripheral nerve involvements initially. These cases create diagnostic problem clinically unless we do Slit skin smear (SSS) examination for detection of AFB with or without skin histopathological examination.

 

These polar LL cases, though very small in number especially in India, are sources of reservoir of infection in the community. After adequate MDT the possibility of relapse/reinfection either from endogenous /exogenous sources respectively is a possibility because of inherent zero cell mediated immune (CMI) response against Mycobacterium leprae. These cases require immune therapy along with MDT for prevention of relapse or reinfection. These cases also create problem of showing slow or nonresponse to MDT (non-responders) in the form of delayed bacteriological clearance through SSS and dermal granuloma clearance (skin biopsy). We have found quicker clinical, bacteriological and histopathological responses when longer course of MDT (2 to 3 years) was added with 4 to 8 doses of Immunotherapy (Mw/MIP vaccine). We have seen lepromin conversion in more than 60% of these cases after immunotherapy (published reports).

 

Therefore through immunotherapy along with longer duration of MDT we can reduce chance of reinfection and relapse in these small group of LL patients at-least theoretically by 60%.

 

 

Thanks and Regards,

 

 

Dr H K Kar

 

Dr. Hemanta Kumar Kar

Medical Director - LA Skin

Head of the Department - Dermatology
Paras Hospital - Gurugram, Haryana
Max Smart Hospital - Saket, New Delhi

Email: hkkar_2000@yahoo.com

Ph: +919599114121

 


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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

(LML) Re-infection of lepromatous patients after release from MDT

Leprosy Mailing List – July 17,  2017

Ref.:  (LML)    Re-infection of lepromatous patients after release from MDT

From:  Joel Almeida, Mumbay and London


 

 

Dear Pieter,

Whole genome sequence analysis of Mleprae obtained from initial and relapse skin lesions demonstrated that reinfection with a different Mleprae strain can occur in lepromatous leprosy (LL) patients who remain in an endemic area after the conclusion of MDT (Stefani et al, 2017 in press, cited by Penna et al 2017, 
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0005725). 

Exogenous re-infection was first postulated in the 1980's to explain supposed "relapses" among smear-negative BL and LL patients in an endemic area of India (Almeida et al, 1983, Int. J. Lepr 51(3):382-4, and 1984, Int. J. Lepr. 52(1): 16-19). The recent genome analysis lends support to that view. 

 

So-called "relapse rates" among polar lepromatous patients in leprosy-endemic areas after MDT might be partly or wholly due to exogenous re-infection. For the interruption of transmission and the prevention of disfigurement, it seems important to identify polar lepromatous patients at diagnosis. They can then be protected against re-infection, by continued treatment, until they demonstrably develop specific immunity against M. leprae.

This is important for more than just the individual patient. It is crucial for leprosy control. One polar lepromatous patient is equivalent, in microbiological and epidemiological terms, to 10,000 or more TT or BT patients. Neglect of such microbiological and epidemiological realities renders our leprosy control efforts ineffective.
It is a wholly avoidable error.

Joel Almeida


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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

(LML) Infolep monthly mail with the latest publications on leprosy - July 2017

Leprosy Mailing List – July 5,  2017

Ref.:  (LML)  Infolep monthly mail with the latest publications on leprosy - July 2017

From:  Jiske Erlings, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


 

Greetings from Infolep!

Below you will find a selection of recent publications on leprosy and related subjects.


Feel free to contact me (infolep@leprastichting.nl)  to receive the full text versions if a link to the full text is not provided. Assistance with your literature is also possible.

We encourage readers of this mailing list to suggest additional documents of interest and to provide feedback on the articles selected.

With kind regards,
Jiske Erlings
Infolep Information officer

 

 

Highlighted publications

 

 

International textbook of leprosy.
Scollard DM, Gillis TP. American Leprosy Missions. 2016.
Now online - with new chapters!

 

 

 

New publications

 

 


Serum macrophage migration inhibitory factor levels in leprosy patients with erythema nodosum leprosum.
Bansal F, Narang T, Dogra S, et al. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2017.
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The armadillo factor: lepromatous leprosy.
Cleary LC, Suraj S, Haburchak D. Am J Med. 2017 Jun 13.
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Role of S-100 Immunostain as An Auxiliary Diagnostic Aid in Leprosy.
Dhakhwa R, Acharya S, Pradhan S, et al. JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc. 2017 Jan-Mar;56(205):141-144.
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Health care needs of persons affected by leprosy in Kurnool division of Kurnool district.
Guthi VR, Sreedevi A. Int J Community Med Public Health.
2017 Jul;4(7):2474-2481.
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Leprosy in an Eight-Year-Old Child - An Exceptional Case with Unusual Oral Manifestation.
Jain M. J Clin Diagn Res. 2017 Apr;11(4):ZD19-ZD20.
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The formation of lipid droplets favors intracellular Mycobacterium leprae survival in SW-10, non-myelinating Schwann cells.
Jin S-H, An S-K, Lee S-B. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Jun 21;11(6):e0005687.
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India resurrects forgotten leprosy vaccine.
Kumar S. Science. 2017 Jun 9;356(6342):999.
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Salivary anti-PGL-1 IgM may indicate active transmission of Mycobacterium leprae among young people under 16 years of age.
de Macedo AC, Cunha JE, Yaochite JNU, et al.
Braz J Infect Dis. 2017 jun 8.
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Serum anti-phenolic glycolipid-1 IgA correlates to IgM isotype in leprosy patients: a possible candidate for seroepidemiological surveys?
de Macedo AC, Guimarães JA, Rodrigues RO, et al.
J. Clin. Lab. Anal. 2017 Jun 8.
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Current trends in leprosy- a retrospective study from a tertiary care centre in Kerala.
Mathew R, Sobhanakumari K.
J Evol Med Dent Sci. 2017;6(30):2403.
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Interpreting data in policy & control: The case of leprosy.
Medley GF, Crump RE, Lockwood DNJ.
Indian J Med Res. 2017 Jan;145(1):1-3.
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Elevated Pentraxin-3 concentrations in leprosy patients: potential biomarker of Erythema Nodosum Leprosum.
Mendes MA, de Carvalho DS, Amadeu TP, et al. J. Infect. Dis. 2017 Jun 3.
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Assessment of vocation of rifabutin and rifapentine in replace of rifampcin in drug resistance leprosy patients: a molecular simulation study.
Mohanty PS, Naaz F, Bansal AK, et al. Mol Biol Res Commun. 2017;6(3):113-122.
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Cytological Diagnosis of Primary Cutaneous Aspergillosis Masquerading as Lipoma in a Known Case of Lepromatous Leprosy.
Nerune SM, Arora S, Kumar M. J Clin Diagn Res. 2017 May;11(5):ED36-ED37.
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Towards leprosy elimination by 2020: forecasts of epidemiological indicators of leprosy in Corrientes, a province of northeastern Argentina that is a pioneer in leprosy elimination.
de Odriozola EP, Quintana AM, González V, et al.
Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2017 Jun;112(6):419-427.
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Renal involvement in leprosy: evaluation of patients in Turkey.
Ozturk S, Ozturk T, Can I. Postepy Dermatol Alergol.
2017 Jun;(3).
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Cystic lesions of peripheral nerves: Are we missing the diagnosis of the intraneural ganglion cyst?
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Epidemiological and Clinical Characteristics of Children and Adolescents with Leprosy Admitted Over 16 Years at a Rural Hospital in Ethiopia: A Retrospective Analysis.
Ramos JM, Ortiz-Martínez S, Lemma D, et al. J. Trop. Pediatr. 2017.
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A 10 year retrospective analysis of Hansen’s disease patients in an urban leprosy centre of Himachal Pradesh.
Rattan R, Tegta GR, Sharma A, et al. Int J Community Med Public Health.
2017 Jul;4(7):2470-2473.
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Phenotypic, molecular and pathogenic characterization of Phlyctema vagabunda, causal agent of olive leprosy.
Romero J, Raya MC, Roca LF, et al. Plant Pathol.
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Anti-natural octyl disaccharide-leprosy IDRI diagnostic (NDO-LID) antibodies as indicators of leprosy reactions and neuritis.
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Efficacy and Safety of Mycobacterium indicus pranii as an adjunct therapy in Category II pulmonary tuberculosis in a randomized trial.
Sharma SK, Katoch K, Sarin R, et al. Sci Rep. 2017 Jun 13;7(1):3354.
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How accurately do clinical diagnosis correlate with biopsy findings in leprosy?
Singh AK, Singh R, Singh S, et al. JPAD. 2017;27(1):23-29.
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A Case of New Manifestation of Leprosy Six Months after Immigration to Germany.
Sogkas G, Pott C-C, Schacht V, et al. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2017 May 12;2.
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Whole genome sequencing distinguishes between relapse and reinfection in recurrent leprosy cases.
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A Clinical Presentation of Tuberculoid Leprosy in a Rural GP Setting.
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A clinical study of plantar ulcers in leprosy.
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Anticeramide antibody and butyrylcholinesterase in peripheral neuropathies.
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Analysis of SGOT, SGPT, and IgM anti PGL-1 in multibacillary leprosy patient after multi drug therapy.
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A rare case presentation of pure neural leprosy.
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Journals & Newsletters

 

 

Community Eye Health Journal: http://www.cehjournal.org/

Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development: http://dcidj.org/

Hansenologia Internationalis: http://www.ilsl.br/revista/atual.php

Indian Journal of Leprosy: http://www.ijl.org.in/index.html 

Leprosy Review: https://www.lepra.org.uk/Pages/FAQs/Category/volume-88
Leprosy Review Repository (1928-2001) : http://leprev.ilsl.br/arquivo.php

Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases: http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/
 
Revista de Leprología:
http://www.leprosy-information.org/resource/revista-de-leprologia
 
WHO Goodwill Ambassador’s Newsletter for the elimination of leprosy:
http://www.leprosy-information.org/resource/who-goodwill-ambassador-s-newsletter-elimination-leprosy

 

 

 

Websites & Services

 

 

Global Leprosy Programme http://www.searo.who.int/entity/global_leprosy_programme/en/

LML - Leprosy Mailing List - a free moderated email list that allows all persons interested in this theme to share ideas, information, experiences and questions.
http://leprosymailinglist.blogspot.nl/

InfoNTD - Information on cross-cutting issues in Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
https://www.infontd.org/


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LML blog link: http://leprosymailinglist.blogspot.it/

Contact: Dr Pieter Schreuder << editorlml@gmail.com

 

 


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