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(LML) Infolep monthly mail with the latest publications on leprosy - July 2017

Leprosy Mailing List – July 5,  2017

Ref.:  (LML)  Infolep monthly mail with the latest publications on leprosy - July 2017

From:  Jiske Erlings, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Greetings from Infolep!

Below you will find a selection of 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 provided. Assistance with your literature is also possible.

We encourage readers of this mailing list to suggest additional documents of interest and to provide feedback on the articles selected.

With kind regards,
Jiske Erlings
Infolep Information officer



Highlighted publications



International textbook of leprosy.
Scollard DM, Gillis TP. American Leprosy Missions. 2016.
Now online - with new chapters!




New publications



Serum macrophage migration inhibitory factor levels in leprosy patients with erythema nodosum leprosum.
Bansal F, Narang T, Dogra S, et al. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2017.
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The armadillo factor: lepromatous leprosy.
Cleary LC, Suraj S, Haburchak D. Am J Med. 2017 Jun 13.
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Role of S-100 Immunostain as An Auxiliary Diagnostic Aid in Leprosy.
Dhakhwa R, Acharya S, Pradhan S, et al. JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc. 2017 Jan-Mar;56(205):141-144.
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Health care needs of persons affected by leprosy in Kurnool division of Kurnool district.
Guthi VR, Sreedevi A. Int J Community Med Public Health.
2017 Jul;4(7):2474-2481.
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Leprosy in an Eight-Year-Old Child - An Exceptional Case with Unusual Oral Manifestation.
Jain M. J Clin Diagn Res. 2017 Apr;11(4):ZD19-ZD20.
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The formation of lipid droplets favors intracellular Mycobacterium leprae survival in SW-10, non-myelinating Schwann cells.
Jin S-H, An S-K, Lee S-B. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Jun 21;11(6):e0005687.
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India resurrects forgotten leprosy vaccine.
Kumar S. Science. 2017 Jun 9;356(6342):999.
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Salivary anti-PGL-1 IgM may indicate active transmission of Mycobacterium leprae among young people under 16 years of age.
de Macedo AC, Cunha JE, Yaochite JNU, et al.
Braz J Infect Dis. 2017 jun 8.
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Serum anti-phenolic glycolipid-1 IgA correlates to IgM isotype in leprosy patients: a possible candidate for seroepidemiological surveys?
de Macedo AC, Guimarães JA, Rodrigues RO, et al.
J. Clin. Lab. Anal. 2017 Jun 8.
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Current trends in leprosy- a retrospective study from a tertiary care centre in Kerala.
Mathew R, Sobhanakumari K.
J Evol Med Dent Sci. 2017;6(30):2403.
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Interpreting data in policy & control: The case of leprosy.
Medley GF, Crump RE, Lockwood DNJ.
Indian J Med Res. 2017 Jan;145(1):1-3.
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Elevated Pentraxin-3 concentrations in leprosy patients: potential biomarker of Erythema Nodosum Leprosum.
Mendes MA, de Carvalho DS, Amadeu TP, et al. J. Infect. Dis. 2017 Jun 3.
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Assessment of vocation of rifabutin and rifapentine in replace of rifampcin in drug resistance leprosy patients: a molecular simulation study.
Mohanty PS, Naaz F, Bansal AK, et al. Mol Biol Res Commun. 2017;6(3):113-122.
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Cytological Diagnosis of Primary Cutaneous Aspergillosis Masquerading as Lipoma in a Known Case of Lepromatous Leprosy.
Nerune SM, Arora S, Kumar M. J Clin Diagn Res. 2017 May;11(5):ED36-ED37.
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Towards leprosy elimination by 2020: forecasts of epidemiological indicators of leprosy in Corrientes, a province of northeastern Argentina that is a pioneer in leprosy elimination.
de Odriozola EP, Quintana AM, González V, et al.
Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2017 Jun;112(6):419-427.
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Renal involvement in leprosy: evaluation of patients in Turkey.
Ozturk S, Ozturk T, Can I. Postepy Dermatol Alergol.
2017 Jun;(3).
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Cystic lesions of peripheral nerves: Are we missing the diagnosis of the intraneural ganglion cyst?
Panwar J, Mathew A, Thomas BP
. World J Radiol. 2017;9(5):230-244.
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Epidemiological and Clinical Characteristics of Children and Adolescents with Leprosy Admitted Over 16 Years at a Rural Hospital in Ethiopia: A Retrospective Analysis.
Ramos JM, Ortiz-Martínez S, Lemma D, et al. J. Trop. Pediatr. 2017.
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A 10 year retrospective analysis of Hansen’s disease patients in an urban leprosy centre of Himachal Pradesh.
Rattan R, Tegta GR, Sharma A, et al. Int J Community Med Public Health.
2017 Jul;4(7):2470-2473.
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Phenotypic, molecular and pathogenic characterization of Phlyctema vagabunda, causal agent of olive leprosy.
Romero J, Raya MC, Roca LF, et al. Plant Pathol.
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Anti-natural octyl disaccharide-leprosy IDRI diagnostic (NDO-LID) antibodies as indicators of leprosy reactions and neuritis.
Serrano-Coll H, Muñoz M, Camilo Beltrán J, et al. Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg. 2017 Mar 1;111(3):125-131.
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Efficacy and Safety of Mycobacterium indicus pranii as an adjunct therapy in Category II pulmonary tuberculosis in a randomized trial.
Sharma SK, Katoch K, Sarin R, et al. Sci Rep. 2017 Jun 13;7(1):3354.
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How accurately do clinical diagnosis correlate with biopsy findings in leprosy?
Singh AK, Singh R, Singh S, et al. JPAD. 2017;27(1):23-29.
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A Case of New Manifestation of Leprosy Six Months after Immigration to Germany.
Sogkas G, Pott C-C, Schacht V, et al. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2017 May 12;2.
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Whole genome sequencing distinguishes between relapse and reinfection in recurrent leprosy cases.
Stefani MMA, Avanzi C, Bührer-Sékula S, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Jun 15:e0005598.
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A Clinical Presentation of Tuberculoid Leprosy in a Rural GP Setting.
Stewart R. Ir Med J. 2017 Mar 10;110(3):540.
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A clinical study of plantar ulcers in leprosy.
Subramoniam L, Kunjukunju BP. J. Evid.
Based Med. Healthc. 2017 Jun;4(48):2904-2907.
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Anticeramide antibody and butyrylcholinesterase in peripheral neuropathies.
Sykam A, Gutlapalli VR, Tenali SP, et al. J Clin Neurosci. 2017 May 30.
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Analysis of SGOT, SGPT, and IgM anti PGL-1 in multibacillary leprosy patient after multi drug therapy.
Tabri F, Maskur Z, Amiruddin MD, et al. Glob J Health Sci. 2017;9(9):36-41.
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A rare case presentation of pure neural leprosy.
Torne K, Al-Ani S, Bailey M, et al. Eur. J. Paediatr. Neurol. 2017 Jun;21:e222.
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Lepromatous leprosy with Lucio's phenomenon.
Wang YF, Wang P, Huang H. Australas J Dermatol. 2017 Jun 28.
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Leprosy: An ancient disease that still threatens global health.
Wheeler L, Stewart TJ, Charlton OA, et al. Australas J Dermatol. 2017 Jun 29.
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Integration of leprosy services into the General Health Service in Sri Lanka: overcoming challenges to implementation in a remote district.
Wijesinghe TS, Wijesinghe PR. WHO South East Asia J Public Health.
2013 Jan-Mar;2(1):63-68.
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