Thursday, April 6, 2017

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

Leprosy Mailing List – April 6 ,  2017

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

From:  Jiske Erlings, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Dear friends and colleagues, 
Below you will find a selection of recent publications on leprosy. 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



New issue Leprosy Review:

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



Nerve Damage in Young Patients with Leprosy Diagnosed in an Endemic Area of the Brazilian Amazon: A Cross-Sectional Study.
Bandeira SS, Pires CA, Quaresma JA. J Pediatr. 2017 Mar 9.
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Primary Cutaneous Histoplasmosis Masquerading as Lepromatous Leprosy.
Bhattacharya JB, Rani P, Aggarwal R, et al. J Clin Diagn Res. 2017 Jan;11(1):ED01- ED02.
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Forecasting the new case detection rate of leprosy in four states of Brazil: A comparison of modelling approaches.
Blok DJ, Crump RE, Sundaresh R, et al. Epidemics. 2017 Mar;18:92-100.
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Survey of Random Blood Sugar Levels Amongst Leprosy-disabled People in Bangladesh.
Butlin C R, Hossain D, Singh S, et al. Bangl J Medic. 2017; 28(1).
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Venous thrombo-embolism. Thalidomide & Leprosy.
Chhabria BA, Pannu AK, Bhalla A. QJM. 2017 Mar 11.
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Analysis of a novel multiplex polymerase chain reaction assay as a sensitive tool for the diagnosis of indeterminate and tuberculoid forms of leprosy.
Chaitanya VS, Cuello L, Das M, et al. Int J Mycobacteriol. 2017 Jan-Mar;6(1):1-8.
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Association of Nitric Oxide Synthase2 gene polymorphisms with leprosy reactions in northern Indian population.
Dubey A, Biswas SK, Sinha E, et al. Infect Genet Evol. 2017 Mar 15.
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Age-Dependent Association of TNFSF15/TNFSF8 Variants and Leprosy Type 1 Reaction.
Fava VM, Sales-Marques C, Alcaïs A, et al. Front Immunol. 2017 Feb 14;8:155.
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Genomic characterization of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria.
Fedrizzi T, Meehan CJ, Grottola A, et al. Sci Rep. 2017 Mar 27;7:45258.
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Will a new 2017 global leadership commit to NTDs?
Hotez PJ, Aksoy S.  PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Mar 23;11(3):e0005309.
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Characterization of miRNAs expression profiles and identification of potential biomarkers in leprosy.
Jorge KT, Souza RP, Assis MT, et al. J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Mar 8.
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Multifaceted role of lipids in Mycobacterium leprae.
Kaur G, Kaur J. Future Microbiol.
2017 Mar;12:315-335.
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Borderline Lepromatous Leprosy, Erythema Nodosum Leprosum and a generalized Varicella Zoster Virus infection.
Kennedy C, Naafs B. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2017
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Clinical Presentation and Histopathology of Childhood Leprosy.
Kumaravel S, Murugan S, Fathima S, et al. Int J Sci Stud 2017;4(11):167-169.
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AZALEP a randomized controlled trial of azathioprine to treat leprosy nerve damage and Type 1 reactions in India: Main findings.
Lockwood DN, Darlong J, Govindharaj P, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Mar 30;11(3):e0005348.
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Lucio's phenomenon: exuberant case report and review of Brazilian cases.
Rocha RH, Emerich PS, Diniz LM, et al. An Bras Dermatol. 2016 Sep-Oct;91(5 suppl 1):60-63.
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Polymorphisms in genes TLR1, 2 and 4 are associated with differential cytokine and chemokine serum production in patients with leprosy.
Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2017 Apr;112(4):260-268.
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International open trial of uniform multidrug therapy regimen for leprosy patients: Findings & implications for national leprosy programmes.
Manickam P, Mehendale SM, Nagaraju B, et al. Indian J Med Res. 2016 Oct;144(4):525-535.
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Histoid leprosy: a retrospective clinicopathological study from central Nepal.
Mathur M, Jha A, Joshi R, et al. Int J Dermatol. 2017 Mar 21.
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Vitamin D Receptor Expression and Hepcidin Levels in the Protection or Severity of Leprosy: a Systematic Review.
de Oliveira AL, Chaves AT, Menezes CA, et al.
Microbes Infect. 2017 Mar 16. pii: S1286-4579(17)30039-4.
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A tale of two neglected tropical infections: using GIS to assess the spatial and temporal overlap of schistosomiasis and leprosy in a region of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Phillips DA, Ferreira JA, Ansah D, et al. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2017 Apr;112(4):275-280.
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A Systematic Review of Immunological Studies of Erythema Nodosum Leprosum.
Polycarpou A, Walker SL, Lockwood DN. Front Immunol. 2017 Mar 13;8:233.
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Leprosy: Trophic Skin Ulcers.
Riyaz N, Sehgal VN.
Skinmed. 2017 Feb 1;15(1):45-51.
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Uniform multidrug therapy for leprosy - time for a rethink?
Saunderson PR. Indian J Med Res. 2016 Oct;144(4):499-501.
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sCD163 levels as a biomarker of disease severity in leprosy and visceral leishmaniasis.
Silva RL, Santos MB, Almeida PL, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Mar 29;11(3):e0005486.
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Mycobacterium lepraemurium uses TLR-6 and MR, but not lipid rafts or DC-sign, to gain access into mouse

Silva-Miranda M, Arce-Paredes P, Rojas-Espinosa O. Int J Mycobacteriol.
2017 Jan-Mar;6(1):52-60.
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Response of iNOS and its relationship with IL-22 and STAT3 in macrophage activity in the polar forms of leprosy.
de Sousa JR, de Sousa RP, de Souza Aarão TL, et al. Acta Trop. 2017 Mar 18.
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Immunodominant protein MIP_05962 from Mycobacterium indicus pranii displays chaperone activity.
FEBS J. 2017 Mar 10.
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Trends in leprosy case detection in Rwanda, 1995–2011: analysis of 17 years of laboratory data.
Uwimana I, Bizimungu N, Ingabire F. African Journal of Laboratory Medicin.
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Borderline Tuberculoid leprosy masquerading as granuloma annulare: A clinical and histological pitfall.
Zhu TH, Kamangar F, Silverstein M, et al. Am J Dermatopathol. 2017 Apr;39(4):296-299.
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Journals & Newsletters



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



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