Tuesday, May 17, 2016

(LML) Monthly overview of publications on leprosy and related issues - May 2016

Leprosy Mailing List – May 17,  2016

Ref.:  (LML)  Monthly overview of publications on leprosy and related issues - May 2016

From:   Jiske Erlings, Amsterdam, the Netherlands



  Dear Pieter,


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 included.


Keep sending us your publications on leprosy or material on leprosy in your language to include in the portal.

With kind regards,
Jiske Erlings
INFOLEP Information specialist







Highlighted publications



Global Leprosy Strategy 2016-2020 - Accelerating towards a leprosy-free world
WHO Global Leprosy Programme. 2016. SEA-GLP-2016.2


London Declaration on NTDs - ‘Reaching the Unreached’. Uniting to Combat NTDs. 2016.

New Concept of Progressive Indeterminate Leprosy. Dr. Pankaj Jagirdar. Mumbai, 2016



New publications



Performance of general health workers in leprosy control activities at public health facilities in Amhara and Oromia States, Ethiopia. Abeje T, Negera E, Kebede E, Hailu T, Hassen I, Lema T, Yamuah L, Shiguti B, Fenta M, Negasa M, Beyene D, Bobosha K, Aseffa A. In: BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Apr 7;16(1):122.
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A Quantitative Approach to Analyzing Genome Reductive Evolution Using Protein-Protein Interaction Networks: A Case Study of Mycobacterium leprae.
Akinola RO, Mazandu GK, Mulder NJ. in: Front Genet. 2016 Mar 29;7:39.
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Prevalence of leprous neuropathy determined by neurosensory testing in an endemic zone in Ecuador: Development of an algorithm to identify patients benefiting from early neurolysis. Baltodano PA, Rochlin DH, Noboa J, Sarhane KA, Rosson GD, Dellon AL. in: J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2016 Apr 7.

Inoculation site leprosy in a tattoo as a paradoxical reaction following tuberculosis treatment. Branagan P, Moran B, Fitzgibbon M, Reid V, McMenamin M, Kane M, Kelly F, Barnes L, McLaughlin A, Keane J. In: Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2016 May;20(5):706-8.

Temporal trends of leprosy in a Brazilian state capital in Northeast Brazil: epidemiology and analysis by joinpoints, 2001 to 2012. Brito AL, Monteiro LD, Ramos Junior AN, Heukelbach J, Alencar CH. in: Rev Bras Epidemiol. 2016 Mar;19(1):194-204. English.
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Tendência temporal da hanseníase em uma capital do Nordeste do Brasil: epidemiologia e análise por pontos de inflexão, 2001 a 2012. Brito AL, Monteiro LD, Ramos Junior AN, Heukelbach J, Alencar CH. in: Rev Bras Epidemiol. 2016 Mar;19(1):194-204. Portuguese.

Leprosy on Reunion Island, 2005-2013: Situation and Perspectives. Camuset G, Lafarge S, Borgherini G, Gerber A, Pouderoux N, Foucher A, Poubeau P, Manaquin R, Larrieu S, Vilain P, Huiart L. In: PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Apr 15;10(4):e0004612.
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Diseases Neglected by the Media in Espírito Santo, Brazil in 2011-2012.
Cavaca AG, Emerich TB, Vasconcellos-Silva PR, Santos-Neto ET, Oliveira AE.
in: PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Apr 26;10(4):e0004662.
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Chemoprophylaxis to Control Leprosy and the Perspective of its Implementation in Brazil: A Primer for Non-Epidemiologists. Cunha SS, Bierrenbach AL, Barreto VH. in: Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. 2015 Dec;57(6):481-7.
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Geographic weighted regression: applicability to epidemiological studies of leprosy. Duarte-Cunha M, Almeida AS, Cunha GM, Souza-Santos R.
in: Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2016 Feb;49(1):74-82.
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Leprosy in England and Wales 1953-2012: surveillance and challenges in low incidence countries. Fulton N, Anderson LF, Watson JM, Abubakar I.
in: BMJ Open. 2016 May 3;6(5):e010608.
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Knowledge and Attitude about Leprosy among Indian Dental Students in Faridabad. Jain M, Sharma A, Jain V, Virjee K, Singh S. in: J Clin Diagn Res. 2016 Mar;10(3):ZC48-52.
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Skin Disorders Among Geriatric Population at a Tertiary Care Center in Uttarakhand. Jindal R, Jain A, Roy S, Rawat SD, Bhardwaj N. in: J Clin Diagn Res. 2016 Mar;10(3):WC06-8.
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Nerve biopsy in Indian patients with mononeuropathy multiplex of undetermined etiology. Kulshreshtha D, Malhotra KP, Maurya PK, Singh AK, Thacker AK, Husain N. in: Muscle Nerve. 2016 May 9.

Randomized Controlled Double Blind Trial of Ciclosporin versus Prednisolone in the Management of Leprosy Patients with New Type 1 Reaction, in Ethiopia.
Lambert SM, Alembo DT, Nigusse SD, Yamuah LK, Walker SL, Lockwood DN. A in: PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Apr 5;10(4):e0004502.
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The Use of Assistive Technology to Promote Care of the Self and Social Inclusion in Patients with Sequels of Leprosy. Maia FB, Teixeira ER, Silva GV, Gomes MK. in: PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Apr 28;10(4):e0004644.
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Discovery of a potential lead compound for treating leprosy with dapsone resistance mutation in M. leprae folP1. Nisha J, Ramanathan K, Nawaz Khan F, Dhanasekaran D, Shanthi V. In: Mol Biosyst. 2016 Apr 28.

Leprosy as a model to understand cancer immunosurveillance and T cell anergy. Park AJ, Rendini T, Martiniuk F, Levis WR. in : J Leukoc Biol. 2016 Apr 22.  
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Scabies Among Elderly Korean Patients with Histories of Leprosy. Park H, Lee C, Park S, Kwon H, Kweon SS. in: Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Apr 25.

The Exile of Hansen's Disease Patients to Moloka'i: A Diffusion of Innovations Perspective. Pitman Harris A, Matusitz J. in: Soc Work Public Health. 2016 Apr 22:1-10.

Association analysis suggests SOD2 as a new leprosy susceptibility candidate gene. Ramos GB, Salomão H, Francio AS, Fava VM, Werneck RI, Mira MT.
in: J Infect Dis. 2016 Apr 30.

A rare form of Hansen's disease presenting as filiform verrucous papules on the feet. Richard EB, Williamson EA, Jackson SM, Stryjewska BM.
In: JAAD Case Rep. 2016 Mar 3;2(2):105-7.
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Time to define leprosy elimination as zero leprosy transmission? Smith CS, Aerts A, Kita E, Virmond M. in: Lancet Infect Dis. 2016 Apr;16(4):398-9.
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The Impact of Leprosy on Marital Relationships and Sexual Health among Married Women in Eastern Nepal. van 't Noordende AT, van Brakel WH, Banstola N, Dhakal KP. in: Nepal. J Trop Med. 2016.
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Factors associated with seropositivity for APGL-Iamong household contacts of leprosy patients. Wambier CG, Wambier SP, Furini RB, Simão JC, Frade MA, Foss NT. in: Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2016 Feb;49(1):83-9.
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Journals & Newsletters



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

Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development:
Leprosy Review:

Plos Neglegted Tropical Diseases:
Revista de Leprología:
WHO Goodwill Ambassador’s Newsletter for the elimination of leprosy:

Other Information Sources

You might also be interested in The Leprosy Mailing List (LML), a free moderated email list that allows all persons interested in this theme to share ideas, information, experiences, questions. http://leprosymailinglist.blogspot.nl/

The new International Leprosy Association – History of Leprosy http://leprosyhistory.org/ website.

LML - S Deepak, B Naafs, S Noto and P Schreuder

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

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

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