Wednesday, June 29, 2016

(LML) International Leprosy Congress, Beijing, 2016

 Leprosy Mailing List – June 29,  2016

Ref.:  (LML)  International Leprosy Congress, Beijing, 2016

From:  Cairns Smith, Aberdeen, UK


Dear Pieter,

On behalf of the organisers of the International Leprosy Congress I am pleased to inform you that the full programme with details of all the workshops and sessions, plenary sessions and poster sessions is now available on the Congress website:

There are 49 parallel oral sessions and workshops in the Scientific Programme with a structure that attempts to avoid time clashes of topic and presenter.  Please let me know if you see any possible conflicts.

Each oral presentation is 10 minutes (maximum of 10 slides) plus 5 minutes discussion and strict time keeping by chairs and presenters is essential with over 270 papers.

We look forward to see all the LML readers in Beijing in September.


Cairns Smith

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

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Friday, June 10, 2016

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

Leprosy Mailing List – June 10,  2016

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

From:  Jiske Erlings, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Dear Pieter,


Greetings from Infolep!
The purpose of this monthly newsletter is to inform you about recent publications on leprosy and related subjects. Feel free to contact me 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.

Did you know that Infolep can also assist with literature research?

Link to Infolep:

Our new portal InfoNTD:

With kind regards,
Jiske Erlings
INFOLEP Information specialist



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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.
Full text:

Leprosy as a Cause of Distal Symmetric Polyneuropathy.
Brown JD.
in: JAMA. 2016 May 17;315(19):2123.

Leprosy as a Cause of Distal Symmetric Polyneuropathy--Reply.
Callaghan BC, Price RS, Feldman EL.
in: JAMA. 2016 May 17;315(19):2123-4.

Treatment of severe refractory erythema nodosum leprosum with tumor necrosis factor inhibitor Etanercept.
Chowdhry S, Shukla A, D'souza P, Dhali T, Jaiswal P.
in: Int J Mycobacteriol. 2016 Jun;5(2):223-5.
Full text:

STING-Dependent 2'-5' Oligoadenylate Synthetase-Like production Is Required for Intracellular Mycobacterium leprae Survival.
de Toledo-Pinto TG, Ferreira AB, Ribeiro-Alves M, Rodrigues LS, Batista-Silva LR, Silva BJ, Lemes RM, Martinez AN, Sandoval FG, Alvarado-Arnez LE, Rosa PS, Shannon EJ, Pessolani MC, Pinheiro RO, Antunes SL, Sarno EN, Lara FA, Williams DL, Ozório Moraes M.
in: J Infect Dis. 2016 May 14.

Increasing incidence of leprosy and transmission from armadillos in Central Florida: A case series.
Domozych R, Kim E, Hart S, Greenwald J.
in: JAAD Case Rep. 2016 May 12;2(3):189-92.
Full text:
Combination chemoprophylaxis and immunoprophylaxis in reducing the incidence of leprosy.
Duthie MS, Balagon MF.
in: Risk Manag Healthc Policy. 2016 Apr 27;9:43-53.
Full text:

Integrative literature review of the reported uses of serological tests in leprosy management.
Fabri AD, Carvalho AP, Vieira NF, Bueno IC, Rodrigues RN, Monteiro TB, Correa-Oliveira R, Duthie MS, Lana FC. 
in: Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2016 Apr;49(2):158-164.
Full text:

Unsolved matters in leprosy: a descriptive review and call for further research.
Franco-Paredes C, Rodriguez-Morales AJ.
in: Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob. 2016 May 21;15(1):33.
Full text:

Pauci- and Multibacillary Leprosy: Two Distinct, Genetically Neglected Diseases.
Gaschignard J, Grant AV, Thuc NV, Orlova M, Cobat A, Huong NT, Ba NN, Thai VH, Abel L, Schurr E, Alcaïs A.
in: PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 May 24;10(5):e0004345.
Full tekst:

Clinico-Histopathological Spectrum of Infectious Granulomatous Dermatoses in Western India- A Representative Study from Mumbai.
Grover S, Agale SV, D'Costa GF, Valand AG, Gupta VK.
in: J Clin Diagn Res. 2016 Apr;10(4):EC10-4.
Full text:

Socioeconomic Inequalities in Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Systematic Review.
Houweling TA, Karim-Kos HE, Kulik MC, Stolk WA, Haagsma JA, Lenk EJ, Richardus JH, de Vlas SJ.
in: PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 May 12;10(5):e0004546.
Full text:
Research for Acid-fast Bacilli as a Diagnostic Aid of Leprosy at the Cristalina, Goiás. Brazil.
Kimura FH, de Paula Antunes JM. 
in: J. Bactr Resol. 2016;1(1):1-4.
Full text:

Anti-sarcopenic effects of diamino-diphenyl sulfone observed in elderly female leprosy survivors: a cross-sectional study.
Lee SY, Kim W, Park HW, Park SC, Kim IK, Chung SG. 
in: J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2015 Oct 15.
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Delayed Diagnosis, Leprosy Reactions, and Nerve Injury Among Individuals With Hansen's Disease Seen at a United States Clinic.
Leon KE, Jacob JT, Franco-Paredes C, Kozarsky PE, Wu HM, Fairley JK. 
in: Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 Mar 25;3(2):ofw063.
Full text:

Experimental Infection of Rhodnius prolixus (Hemiptera, Triatominae) with Mycobacterium leprae Indicates Potential for Leprosy Transmission.  
Neumann AD, Dias FA, Ferreira JD, Fontes AN, Rosa PS, Macedo RE, Oliveira JH, Teixeira RL, Pessolani MC, Moraes MO, Suffys PN, Oliveira PL, Sorgine MH, Lara FA.
in: PLoS One. 2016 May 20;11(5):e0156037.
Full text:
Leprosy among children under 15 years of age: literature review.
Oliveira MB, Diniz LM. 
in: An Bras Dermatol. 2016 Apr;91(2):196-203.
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Repercussion of Segregation in the Lives of Children Separated by Leprosy.
Pinheiro MG, Monteiro BR, de Medeiros ER, de Souza Silva F, Simpson CA, de Miranda FA, de Farias Cabral AM, Mendes FR. in: International Archives of Medicine. 2016 May 17;9(1).
Full text:

Expression profile of Rab5, Rab7, tryptophan aspartate-containing coat protein, leprae lipoarabinomannan, and phenolic glycolipid-1 on the failure of the phagolysosome process in macrophages of leprosy patients as a viability marker of Mycobacterium leprae.
Prakoeswa CR, Wahyuni R, Iswahyudi, Adriaty D, Yusuf I, Sutjipto, Agusni I, Izumi S. 
in: Int J Mycobacteriol. 2016 Jun;5(2):155-63.
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Crusted scabies in a patient with lepromatous leprosy. 
Pedra E Cal AP, Ferreira CP, da Costa Nery JA. 
in: Braz J Infect Dis. 2016 May 13.
Full text:

Anti-PGL-1 Positivity as a Risk Marker for the Development of Leprosy among Contacts of Leprosy Cases: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Penna ML, Penna GO, Iglesias PC, Natal S, Rodrigues LC.
in: PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 May 18;10(5):e0004703.
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Leprosy in children and adolescents under 15 years old in an urban centre in Brazil.
Santos SD, Penna GO, Costa MD, Natividade MS, Teixeira MG. in: Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2016 May 24.
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Between-Country Inequalities in the Neglected Tropical Disease Burden in 1990 and 2010, with Projections for 2020.  
Stolk WA, Kulik MC, le Rutte EA, Jacobson J, Richardus JH, de Vlas SJ, Houweling TA.
in: PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 May 12;10(5):e0004560.
Full text:

Mycobacterium leprae specific genomic target in the promoter region of probable 4-alpha-glucanotransferase (ML1545) gene with potential sensitivity for polymerase chain reaction based diagnosis of leprosy.
Sundeep Chaitanya V, Das M, Eisenbach TL, Amoako A, Rajan L, Horo I, Ebenezer M.
in: Int J Mycobacteriol. 2016 Jun;5(2):135-41.
Full text:
[Borderline leprosy as a rare differential diagnosis].
Trawinski H, Brüning JH, Baum P, Ziemer M, Schubert S, Lübbert C.
in: Dtsch Med Wochenschr.
2016 Jun;141(11):806-810. Epub 2016 Jun 2. German.

Corticosteroids for treating nerve damage in leprosy.
Van Veen NH, Nicholls PG, Smith WC, Richardus JH.
in: Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 May 23;5:CD005491.

Magnitude of Neglected Tropical Diseases in Indonesia at Postmillennium Development Goals Era.
Wibawa T, Satoto TB. 
in:  J Trop Med. 2016;2016:5716785.
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Journals & Newsletters



Community Eye Health Journal:

Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development:
Leprosy Review:

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

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Friday, June 3, 2016

(LML) International Leprosy Congress Beijing 2016

Leprosy Mailing List – June 3,  2016

Ref.:    (LML) International Leprosy Congress Beijing 2016

From:  Cairns Smith, Aberdeen, UK

Dear Pieter,

I would be grateful if you could post this update on the International Leprosy Congress Beijing 2016 on LML,



International Leprosy Congress Beijing 2016 – Good News

The plans for the Congress are now at the final stages – we have an exciting plenary programme and 48 parallel sessions of workshops and seminars with 736 reviewed abstracts.  The details of the scientific programme are on the Congress website:

If you have not registered yet or are having difficulty registering please note – the China Organising Committee have extended the early bird registration until 10th June at the cheaper registration rate.  They have also provided an alternative method of registration by completing and form and submitting it by email to  The details of the extension and the alternative method of registration are available on the Congress website.


We look forward to see you in Beijing in September,


Zhang Guocheng – President China Leprosy Association

Marcos Virmond – President, International leprosy Association

Cairns Smith – Chair, Congress Scientific Committee


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Leprosy Mailing List – June 3,  2016

Ref.:    (LML) INFOLEP website, portal InfoNTD

From:  Jiske Erlings, Amsterdam, the Netheralnds

Dear Pieter,

Greetings from Amsterdam.
I noticed that there is an old link to Infolep on the LML website;

Could you please change it into:

And we would appreciate it if you could also add our new portal InfoNTD:


Many thanks in advance.

With kind regards,


Jiske Erlings

Medewerker InfoLep / Information Officer

Infolep Leprosy Information Services, NLR, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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

LML blog link:

Contact: Dr Pieter Schreuder <<