Leprosy Mailing List – November 30, 2015
Ref.: (LML) to identify the extent of declining knowledge among clinicians and maintenance of clinical knowledge in diagnosing leprosy by general practitioner
From: Pranab Kumar Das, Birmingham, UK
Dear Pieter, Ben and Dipak,
I would like to carry out a questionnaire based study as stated below:
"The occurrence of poly-neuropathy due to various infectious agents is well recognized in literature. Among them nerve damage in leprosy leading to permanent disability still represent an important global health problem. In relation to leprosy it should be firmly stated that although the disease has declined to the level of being “eliminated”, it still remains a threat in the Europe due to the flow of migration from the developing and emerging countries as well as frequent travel. In this respect, we would like to conduct a questionnaire based study in collaboration with the immigrant population and GPS/dermatologists for finding cases of suspected cases leprosy and patients with relevant mycobacterial infection. The strategy of the study will aim to identify the extent of declining knowledge among clinicians and maintenance of clinical knowledge in diagnosing leprosy by general practitioner."
The relevant back ground work for this study can be found in the following references:
1. Teasdale K, De Wildt G, Das Pranab Kumar et al (2015) The Patient Perspective od diagnostic for leprosy in Brazil. An Exploratory study. Lepr. Rev. 86, 21-36.
2. Mary Henry, GalaAn Noemi, Teasdale Katherine............Virmond Marcos and Das Pranab Kumar(2015): Factors Contributing to Delay in Diagnosis and Continued Transmission of Leprosy-A Quatitative Questionaire Based Study from Instituto Lauro de Souza Lima, Sao Paulo, Brazil: Submitted and under revision , Plos Neglected Tropical Disease.
I shall appreciate help from you three and if you have any other suggestion. Like to base the study firstly in Holland (because, Ben can be instrumental, and in France [again Ben can be instumental] , may be in Italy or Spain.
Thank you. Kind regards.
LML - S Deepak, B Naafs, S Noto and P Schreuder
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