Sunday, September 28, 2014

(LML) Courses and training programmes Karigiri

Leprosy Mailing List – September 28,  2014 

Ref.:    (LML) Courses and training programmes Karigiri

From:  David Prakash Kumar, Karigiri, Vellore, India


Dear Dr Pieter,

I would like to request you to publish the attached file on the LML. This will help those interested in Leprosy training to know about the various courses / training programmes that are available in Karigiri.

Note editor: dates given in the attached file are just indications, for exact dates of the annual courses you have to contact Karigiri. Courses at Karigiri are in English.

With kind regards,

David Prakash Kumar
Head, Department of Training
0416-2274 229 / 227 / 225 . Ext: Training


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Friday, September 19, 2014

(LML) Infolep selection of recent publications on leprosy

Leprosy Mailing List – September 19,  2014 

Ref.:  (LML) Infolep selection of recent publications on leprosy

From:  Jiske Erlings, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Dear Pieter,

Greetings from Infolep! Below you will find a selection of recent publications on leprosy. Feel free to contact me to receive the full text versions. Do you miss something on this list or do you have publications (articles, manuals, theses) on leprosy or related subjects to include in the website Please let me know!

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New Journal Articles


Global leprosy update, 2013; reducing disease burden. Wkly Epidemiol Rec. 2014. Sep 5;89(36):389-400. English, French.
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Alban SM, de Moura JF, Thomaz-Soccol V, Sékula SB, Alvarenga LM, Mira MT, Olortegui CC, Minozzo JC. Phage display and synthetic peptides as promising biotechnological tools for the serological diagnosis of leprosy. PLoS One. 2014 Aug 29;9(8):e106222. Full text online:

Al-Qattan MM, Helmi AA. Chronic hand infections. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Aug;39(8):1636-45. Read abstract:

An JG, Guo CL. Bell's sign with lagophthalmos in leprosy. QJM. 2014 Aug 10. pii: hcu167. Full text online:

Arrington CL. Leprosy, Legal Mobilization, and the Public Sphere in Japan and South Korea. Law & Society Review. 2014;  48: 563–593. Read abstract:

Chopra A. Rheumatic and other musculoskeletal manifestations and autoantibodies in childhood and adolescent leprosy: significance and relevance. J Pediatr (Rio J). 2014 Sep-Oct;90(5):431-6. Full text online:

Conde-Montero E, Horcajada-Reales C, Clavo P, Delgado-Sillero I, Suárez-Fernández R. Neuropathic ulcers in leprosy treated with intralesional platelet-rich plasma. Int Wound J. 2014 Sep 8. Read abstract:

Das JK, Salam RA, Arshad A, Maredia H, Bhutta ZA. Community based interventions for the prevention and control of Non-Helmintic NTD. Infect Dis Poverty. 2014 Jul 31;3:24. Full text online:

de Araujo E Araujo AE, de Aquino DM, Goulart IM, Pereira SR, Figueiredo IA, Serra HO, de Almeida Fonseca PC, de Jesus Mendes Caldas A. Factors associated with neural alterations and physical disabilities in patients with leprosy in São Luis, State of Maranhão, Brazil. Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2014 Jul;47(4):490-7. Full text online:

de Souza MM, Netto EM, Nakatani M, Duthie MS. Utility of recombinant proteins LID-1 and PADL in screening for Mycobacterium leprae infection and leprosy. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Aug;108(8):495-501. Read abstract:

De Vries HJC, De Groot R, Van Brakel WH. Social Participation of Diabetes and Ex-Leprosy Patients in the Netherlands and Patient Preference for Combined Self-Care Groups. Frontiers in Medicine. 2014; 1 (21). Full text online:

Diop MG, Diatta BA, Berthe A, Diousse P, Dial C, Diop BM, Ka MM. Tuberculoid leprosy revealed by active ulcerative colitis: a case report. Med Sante Trop. 2014 Aug 25. Read abstract:

Duthie MS, Coler RN, Laurance JD, Sampaio LH, Oliveira RM, Sousa AL, Stefani MM, Maeda Y, Matsuoka M, Makino M, Reed SG. Protection against Mycobacterium leprae Infection by the ID83/GLA-SE and ID93/GLA-SE Vaccines Developed for Tuberculosis. Infect Immun. 2014 Sep;82(9):3979-85. Read abstract:

Elsner P, Metz S, Schliemann S. [Importance of dermatopathology in the diagnosis of tropical and travel-associated skin diseases.]. Hautarzt. 2014 Sep 11. [Epub ahead of print] German. Read abstract:

Geroult S, Phillips RO, Demangel C. Adhesion of the ulcerative pathogen Mycobacterium ulcerans to DACC-coated dressings. J Wound Care. 2014 Aug;23(8):417-8, 422-4. doi: 10.12968/jowc.2014.23.8.417. Read abstract:

Gillis TP, Tullius MV, Horwitz MA. rBCG30-Induced Immunity and Cross-Protection against Mycobacterium leprae Challenge Are Enhanced by Boosting with the Mycobacterium tuberculosis 30-Kilodalton Antigen 85B. Infect Immun. 2014 Sep;82(9):3900-9. Read abstract:

Hagge DA, Scollard DM, Ray NA, Marks VT, Deming AT, Spencer JS, Adams LB. IL-10 and NOS2 Modulate Antigen-Specific Reactivity and Nerve Infiltration by T Cells in Experimental Leprosy. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Sep 11;8(9):e3149. Full text online:

Huang WL, Jou R. Leprosy in taiwan, 2002-2011. J Formos Med Assoc. 2014 Sep;113(9):579-80. Read abstract:

Jarduli LR, Alves HV, de Souza-Santana FC, Marcos EV, Pereira AC, Dias-Baptista IM, Fava VM, Mira MT, Moraes MO, Virmond Mda C, Visentainer JE. Influence of KIR genes and their HLA ligands in the pathogenesis of leprosy in a hyperendemic population of Rondonópolis, Southern Brazil. BMC Infect Dis. 2014 Aug 12;14(1):438. Full text online:

Joshi R. Limitations of histopathology in diagnosis and management of patients with leprosy. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2014 Sep-Oct;80(5):389-91. Full text online:

Karimkhani C, Boyers LN, Prescott L, Welch V, Delamere FM, Nasser M, Zaveri A, Hay RJ, Vos T, Murray CJ, Margolis DJ, Hilton J, MacLehose H, Williams HC, Dellavalle RP.
Global burden of skin disease as reflected in cochrane database of systematic reviews. JAMA Dermatol. 2014 Sep 1;150(9):945-51. Read abstract:

Karthikeyan K, Kumar A. Integrated modular teaching in dermatology for undergraduate students: A novel approach. Indian Dermatol Online J. 2014 Jul;5(3):266-70. Read full text online:

Khanna N, Singh M, Rasool S, Ammini A, Bhatla N, Garg V, Rao S, Bhattacharya SN. Menstrual irregularities, fertility status, and ovarian function in female patients with leprosy in India. Int J Dermatol. 2014 Sep;53(9):1114-8. Read abstract:

Liu H, Wang C, Chu T, Rani PL, Yu D, Fu X, Chen M, Chen S, Zhang F. Case Report of Two Cases of Fever, Rash, and Organ Involvement during the Treatment of Leprosy. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 Aug 28;8(8):e3130. Full text online:

Marcos LA, Conerly S, Walker S. Leprosy. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Aug 6;91(2):216. Read full text online:

Neder L, van Weelden M, Viola GR. Decrease health-related quality of life in pediatric leprosy patients with musculoskeletal manifestations. Pediatric Rheumatology. 2014 12(Suppl 1):P38. Full text online:

Parise-Fortes MR, Lastória JC, Marques SA, Putinatti MS, Stolf HO, Marques ME, Haddad V. Lepromatous leprosy and perianal tuberculosis: a case report and literature review.
J Venom Anim Toxins Incl Trop Dis. 2014 Aug 27;20:38. Full text online:

Patnaik N, Agarwal S, Sharma S, Sharma S, Pandhi D. Evaluation of key histologic variables in skin biopsies of patients of borderline leprosy with type 1 lepra reaction. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2014 Sep-Oct;80(5):402-8. Full text online:

Raiol TK, Volpato SE, Guimarães Pde B, Lopes ML, Takano DM, Santana JM. Atypical lesions in relapsed leprosy. An Bras Dermatol. 2014 Sep;89(5):808-11. Full text online:

Ray R, Mondal RK, Pathak S. Benefits and limitations of fine needle aspiration cytology in the diagnosis and classification of leprosy in primary and secondary healthcare settings. Cytopathology. 2014 Sep 7. Read abstract:

Ramos JM, Pérez-Tanoira R, García-García C, Prieto-Pérez L, Bellón MC, Mateos F, Tisisano G, Yohannes T, Reyes F, Górgolas M. Leprosy ulcers in a rural hospital of Ethiopia: pattern of aerobic bacterial isolates and drug sensitivities. Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob. 2014 Sep 17;13(1):47. Read full text online:

Sarker UK, Mohammad QD, Uddin MJ, Chowdhury RN, Bhattacharjee M, Mondol G, Roy N. Socio-Demographic Characteristics, Types and Slit Skin Smear (SSS) of the Leprosy Patients: A Hospital Based Study. Mymensingh Med J. 2014 Jul;23(3):435-40. Read abstract:

Shenefelt PD, Shenefelt DA. Spiritual and religious aspects of skin and skin disorders. Psychol Res Behav Manag. 2014 Aug 2;7:201-12.

Thangaraju P, Giri V, Singh H, Kumar V, Ali S. Tinea Barbae: In Released from Treatment (RFT) Hansen's Disease Patient. J Clin Diagn Res. 2014 Jul;8(7):YD01-2. Full text online:

Vedithi SC, Lavania M, Kumar M, Kaur P, Turankar RP, Singh I, Nigam A, Sengupta U. A report of rifampin-resistant leprosy from northern and eastern India: identification and in silico analysis of molecular interactions. Med Microbiol Immunol. 2014 Sep 9. Full text online:

Wen Y, You YG, Yuan LC, Yuan YH, Zhang Y, Duthie MS, Li HY. Evaluation of novel tools to facilitate the detection and characterization of leprosy patients in china. Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:371828. Full text online:


New Key Topics


Keytopics are collections of information, publications and links on a particular leprosy related subject. Infolep helps you locate the resources
you need by compiling Keytopic lists that highlight information resources on leprosy-related topics, selected and reviewed by field experts.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in leprosy control

ILEP Model Patient Record (Leprosy)

Leprosy Post-Exposure-Prophylaxis (LPEP) Project


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 Novartis Newsletter express No. 2: Innovative approaches in the fight against leprosy:

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

(LML) The history of leprology of China, request for data on Hong Kong

Leprosy Mailing List – September 9,  2014 

Ref.:    (LML) The history of leprology of China, request for data on Hongkong

From:  Jingquan Wang,  Zhejiang, China

Dear Dr. Schreuder,



Greetings from China.


China Leprosy Association is engaging in compiling the history of leprology of China. However, we are now facing a severe problem in collecting the data on Hongkong. We are seeking your help. Would you like to forward this letter to LML readers and ask them to provide some information on leprosy control or research activities in Hongkong during the nineteenth and twentieth  centuries?




Thanks in advances.


Best wishes.


Jingquan Wang,

On behalf of China Leprosy Association

Jingquan Wang,Bachelor of Medicine
Chief Physician and Deputy Director
Inpatient Department

Institute of Dermatology of Zhejiang Province,
No. 61,Wuyuan Street,Wukang,Deqing,313200


Academic Secretary of China Leprosy Association since 2010
Science Communication Expert of Leprology of China Association for Science and Technology  since 2013  





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