Friday, August 18, 2017

(LML) INFOLEP monthly mail with the latest publications on leprosy, August 2017

Leprosy Mailing List – August 18,  2017

Ref.: (LML) INFOLEP monthly mail with the latest publications on leprosy, August 2017  

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 ( to receive the full text versions if a link to the full text is not provided. Assistance with your literature research 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



WHO Leprosy Fact sheet
June 2017:

Leprosy Review 
2017 2nd issue
now online

South Asian Water Studies special issue: Water Justice, Gender and Disability,%202017.pdf

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



New publications



Lepromatous leprosy simulating rheumatoid arthritis - Report of a neglected disease.
de Andrade TCPC, Martins TY, Vieira BC, et al.
An Bras Dermatol. 2017; 92(3):389–391.
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[Health professionals' and managers' perception of leprosy care within the family health strategy.]
Andrade Girão Neta O, Maria Melo Soares Arruda G, Maria Barbosa de Carvalho M, et al.
Promoção da saúde. 2017; 30(2):239-248.
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When Pain is Beyond Biology - A Case of Fake Leprosy.
Avila LA, de Pozetti EMO, Fares GF, et al. Open Pain J. 2017; 10:22-28.
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Bullous Erythema Nodosum Leprosum as the First Manifestation of Multibacillary Leprosy: A Rare Phenomenon.
Bakshi N, Rao S, Batra R. Am J Dermatopathol. 2017.
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Extensive sonographic ulnar nerve enlargement above the medial epicondyle is a characteristic sign in Hansen's neuropathy.
Bathala L, N Krishnam V, Kumar HK, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Jul 28;11(7).
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Health-related stigma related to leprosy: What can be learned from nurses in Ghana?
Bergman L, Britton A, Kneck Å. Nord J Nurs Res. 2017
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A synopsis of the history of Hansen's disease.
Couto Dal Secco RG, França K, Castillo D, et al.
Wien Med Wochenschr. 2017 Aug 11.
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[The nurse's view on leprosy treatment in primary health care.]
Dayanne Alves Ribeiro M, da Silva Castillo I, Carlos Araujo Silva J, et al.
Promoção da saúde. 2017; 30(2):221-228.
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Leprosy - an overview of clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment.
Fischer M. J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. 2017; 15(8):801-827.
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Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and leprosy: An unsolved mystery.
Gupta R, Garg K, Bhalla M, et al. Lung India. 2017; 34(4):364-367.
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Adverse reactions in leprosy patients who underwent dapsone multidrug therapy: a retrospective study.
Guragain S, Upadhayay N, Bhattarai BM. Clin Pharmacol. 2017 Jun 29;9:73-78.
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The global burden of disease study 2013: What does it mean for the NTDs?
Herricks JR, Hotez PJ, Wanga V, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Aug 3;11(8):e0005424.
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Epidemiological perspective of National Leprosy Eradication Programme in Maharashtra: Focusing on “Tribal Hot-spot” of Tribal District.
Katkar D, Mote BN, Adhav A, et al. Indian J Community Med. 2017; 42(3):174-176.
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Barriers to prevent disability due to leprosy in children are breachable.
Long SS. J Pediatr. 2017 Jun;185:3.
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Enhanced Worldwide Dermatology-Pathology Interaction via Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media Platforms.
Madke B, Gardner JM. Am J Dermatopathol. 2017 Aug 3.
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Deciphering the genetic control of gene expression following Mycobacterium leprae antigen stimulation. Manry J, Nédélec Y, Fava VM, et al. PLoS Genet. 2017 Aug 9;13(8):e1006952.
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Burden of Leprosy.
Martin RD, Gomez IF, Spies LA.
J Nurse Pract. 2017.
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Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase and Iron are required for Mycobacterium leprae survival.
de Mattos Barbosa MG, da Silva Prata RB, Andrade PR, et al. 
Microbes Infect. 2017.
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Leprosy in subjects under 15 Years: Epidemiological analysis in Brazil.
de Menezes MLN, das Figueiroa MN, Monteiro EMLM, et al.
Int Arch Med. 2017; 10(225).
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Leprosy: The present of a disease from the past.
Monte RS, Pereira MLD, Frota MA, et al. Int Arch Med. 2017; 10.
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Determinantes socias da hanseníase em um estado hiperendêmico da reião Norte do Brasil. / Social determinants of leprosy in a hyperendemic State in North Brazil.
Monteiro LD, Mota RMS, Martins-Melo FR, et al. Rev Saude Publica.
2017; 51:70.
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Challenges beyond elimination in leprosy.
Naaz F, Mohanty PS, Bansal AK, et al. Int J Mycobacteriol. 2017; 6(3):222-228.
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Fatores associados a capacidade functional de idosos com hanseniase./
Factors associated with the functional capacity of older adults with leprosy.

Nogueira PSF, Marques MB, Coutinho JFV, et al. Rev Bras Enferm.
2017 Jul-Aug;70(4):711-718.
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Epidemiological profile of leprosy in a municipality in the Brazilian Northeast: a retrospective analysis.
de Oliveira LB, Alves ES, de Araújo TME, et al.
Rev Fund Care Online. 2017; 9(3):648-652.
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Renal involvement in leprosy: evaluation of patients in Turkey.
Ozturk S, Ozturk T, Can I. Postepy Dermatol Alergol.
2017; 34(3):240-244.
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Uniform multidrug therapy for leprosy patients in Brazil (U-MDT/CT-BR): Results of an open label, randomized and controlled clinical trial, among multibacillary patients.
Penna GO, Bührer-Sékula S, Kerr LRS, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Jul; 11(7):e0005725.
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Mobile-phone and handheld microscopy for neglected tropical diseases.
Rajchgot J, Coulibaly JT, Keiser J, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017; 11(7):e0005550.
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Limitation of activity and restriction of social participation in relation to age range, gender, and education in people with leprosy.
Reis BM, de Castro SS, Fernandes LFRM. An Bras Dermatol. 2017; 92(3):335–339.
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Autochthonous leprosy in the eastern United States is from international migration, not from armadillos. Rendini T, Levis W. JAAD Case Rep. 2017 Jul 27;3(4):370.
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Rifampicin-induced immune allergic reaction.
Sadanshiv M, George AA, Mishra AK, et al. Trop Doct. 2017 Jan 1:49475517724689.
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Genetic polymorphisms of the IL6 and NOD2 genes are risk factors for inflammatory reactions in leprosy.
Sales-Marques C, Cardoso CC, Alvarado-Arnez LE, et al.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017; 11(7):e0005754.
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Heart rate variability in multibacillar leprosy: Linear and nonlinear analysis.
de Santos MCS, de Silveira LCL, Moura-Tonello SCG, et al.
PLoS ONE. 2017; 12(7):e0180677.
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Multidrug therapy for leprosy: a game changer on the path to elimination.
Smith CS, Aerts A, Saunderson P, et al. Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Jul 7.
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Innovative tools and approaches to end the transmission of Mycobacterium leprae.
Steinmann P, Reed SG, Mirza F, et al. Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Jul 7.
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Social stigma, adherence to medication and motivation for healing: A cross-sectional study of leprosy patients at Jember Public Health Center, Indonesia.
Susanti IA, Mahardita NGP, Alfianto R, et al. Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences.
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The distribution of leprosy cases with physical disability in the state of Paraiba, Brazil, from 2001 to 2011.
Uchôa REM, de Brito KKG, de Santana EMF, et al. Rev Fund Care Online. 2017; 9(3):634-640.
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Path analysis of the factors that influence the prevention of leprosy clients depression in leprosy hospital Sumberglagah Mojokerto, East Java, Indonesia.
Utami R, Haryanto J, Sajidin M. Int J Sci Res. 2017; 6(6):431-435.
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A study of histological types of leprosy along with clinico-histopathological correlation in a Tertiary Centre from North Maharashtra region.
Vasaikar MS, Patil BM, Thakur RY. APALM. 2017; 4(3):A321-A324.
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Leprosy: a mimicker of psoriasis.
Vora RV, Kota RKS, Pariath KA.
Egypt J Dermatol Venerol. 2017; 37(2):76-78.
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A leprosy clinical severity scale for erythema nodosum leprosum: An international, multicentre
validation study of the ENLIST ENL Severity Scale.

Walker SL, Sales AM, Butlin CR, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017; 11(7):e0005716.
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Journals & Newsletters



Community Eye Health Journal:

Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development:

Hansenologia Internationalis:

Indian Journal of Leprosy: 

Leprosy Review:
Leprosy Review Repository (1928-2001) :

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




Websites & Services



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