Monday, March 6, 2017

(LML) Infolep monthly overview of new publications on leprosy - March 2017

Leprosy Mailing List – March 6,  2017

Ref.:   (LML)   Infolep monthly overview of new publications on leprosy - March 2017

From:  Jiske Erlings, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Dear friends and colleagues, 
Below you will find a selection of recent publications on leprosy. Ahead of International Women’s Day next Wednesday please let me refer you to our collection of publications on
gender issues related to leprosy.
For more publications on leprosy and related subjects visit the portal at
Feel free to contact me to receive the full text versions if a link to the full text is not included or for assistance with your literature research. You are also invited to send 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 Appeal 2017 to End Stigma and Discrimination Against People Affected by Leprosy : Endorsed by the Inter-Parliamentary Union
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The Living Death: The struggle with a long forgotten disease / Evelyne Leandro. 2017.
More information about the book

Antimicrobial resistance in Leprosy. Report of a global consultation, 27-28 October 2016, Kathmandu, Nepal. Regional Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization. 2016.
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WHO Leprosy Factsheet - Update February 2017

International textbook of leprosy.
Scollard DM, Gillis TP. American Leprosy Missions. 2016.

Now online - with new chapters!



New publications



Assessing and managing wounds of Buruli ulcer patients at the primary and secondary health care levels in Ghana.
Addison NO, Pfau S, Koka E, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Feb 28;11(2):e0005331.
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The Role of Rifampin in Leprosy : Leprosy Through a New Lens.
Allen HB, Moschella SL. JAMA Dermatol. 2017 Feb 8.
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Association of a new FCN3 haplotype with high ficolin-3 levels in leprosy.
Andrade FA, Beltrame MH, Bini VB, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Feb 27;11(2):e0005409.
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Historical Overview of Leprosy Control in Cuba.
Beldarraín-Chaple E. MEDICC Rev. 2017 Jan;19(1):23-30.
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A forgotten old disease.
Cataño JC, Gomez SI. Eur J Intern Med. 2017 Feb 23.
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Rifampicin-induced disseminated intravascular coagulation in pulmonary tuberculosis treatment: A case report and literature review.
Chen G, He JQ. Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Feb;96(7):e6135.
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Interdepartmental Dermatology: Characteristics and Impact of Dermatology Inpatient Referrals at a
Teaching Hospital in Eastern India.

Chowdhury SN, Podder I, Saha A, et al. Indian J Dermatol.
2017 Jan-Feb;62(1):29-32.
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The influence of innate and adaptative immune responses on the differential clinical outcomes of leprosy. Fonseca AB, Simon MD, Cazzaniga RA, et al. Infect Dis Poverty. 2017 Feb 6;6(1):5.
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A genome wide association study identifies a lncRna as risk factor for pathological
inflammatory responses in leprosy.

Fava VM, Manry J, Cobat A, et al. PLoS Genet. 2017 Feb 21;13(2):e1006637.
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Age-Dependent Association of TNFSF15/TNFSF8 Variants and Leprosy Type 1 Reaction.
Fava VM, et al. Front. Immunol. 2017.
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Unexpectedly high leprosy seroprevalence detected using a random surveillance strategy in
midwestern Brazil: A comparison of ELISA and a rapid diagnostic test.

Frade MA, de Paula NA, Gomes CM, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Feb 23;11(2):e0005375.
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Achieving Integration through Leprosy Case Detection Campaign (LCDC).
Giri VC, Bhagat VM, Baviskar SR et al. 2017. IJBR; 8 (1).
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Spared white islands in a drug rash: revisiting sparing phenomenon in Hansen's disease.
Gopinath H, Nayak K, Kumar P, et al. Int J Dermatol. 2017 Feb 14.
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Leprosy reactions: The predictive value of Mycobacterium leprae-specific serology evaluated in a Brazilian cohort of leprosy patients (U-MDT/CT-BR).
Hungria EM, Bührer-Sékula S, de Oliveira RM, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Feb
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Nanopharmaceuticals as a solution to neglected diseases: Is it possible?
Islan GA, Durán M, Cacicedo ML, et al. Acta Trop. 2017 Feb 21;170:16-42.
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Sural artery perforator flap with posterior tibial neurovascular decompression for recurrent foot ulcer in leprosy patients.
Ismail HE, El Fahar MH. GMS Interdiscip Plast Reconstr Surg DGPW. 2017 Jan 31
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Widespread borderline tuberculoid leprosy with HIV co-infection.
Kechichian E, Tomb R. Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Mar;17(3):348.
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Clofazimine mechanisms of action in Mycobacteria, HIV, and Cancer.
Levis W. J Infect Dis. 2017 Feb 12.
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A high-throughput phenotypic screen identifies clofazimine as a potential treatment for cryptosporidiosis. Love MS, Beasley FC, Jumani RS, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Feb 3;11(2):e0005373.
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Leprosy trends at a tertiary care hospital in Mumbai, India, from 2008 to 2015.
Muthuvel T, Isaakidis P, Shewade HD, et al. Glob Health Action.
2016 Jan;9(1):32962.
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Multibacillary leprosy by population groups in Brazil: Lessons from an observational study.
Nobre ML, Illarramendi X, Dupnik KM, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Feb 13;11(2):e0005364.
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Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Papulonodular Lesions of Skin: A Study of 50 Cases.
Patel S, Mahadevappa A, Manjunath GV. J Clin Diagn Res. 2016 Dec;10(12):EC09-EC13.
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Spatial clustering and local risk of leprosy in São Paulo, Brazil.
Ramos AC, Yamamura M, Arroyo LH, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Feb
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T helper cells in leprosy: An update.
Saini C, Tarique M, Rai R, et al.
Immunol Lett. 2017 Feb 21;184:61-66.
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Leprosy mimicking basal cell carcinoma in a patient on fingolimod.
Souyoul S, Saussy K, Stryjewska BM, et al. JAAD Case Rep. 2017 Feb 3;3(1):58-60.
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Dense genotyping of immune-related loci implicates host responses to microbial exposure in Behçet's disease susceptibility.
Takeuchi M, Mizuki N, Meguro A, et al. Nat Genet. 2017 Feb 6.
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A Review on Dapsone Hypersensitivity Syndrome Among Chinese Patients with an Emphasis on Preventing Adverse Drug Reactions with Genetic Testing.
Wang N, Parimi L, Liu H, Zhang F. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Feb 6.
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Lepra Lepromatosa Peneal en Paciente con Enfermedad de Chagas. Reporte de un Caso = Penile Lepromatous Leprosy in a Patient with Chagas Disease. A Case Report.
Zarza P, Hong C, Park B, et al.
An Fac Cienc Méd. 2016.
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Journals & Newsletters



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Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases:
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WHO Goodwill Ambassador’s Newsletter for the elimination of leprosy: 



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