Saturday, September 2, 2017

(LML) New publications on leprosy and related issues - September 2017

Leprosy Mailing List – September 2,  2017

Ref.:    (LML) New publications on leprosy and related issues – September 2017

From:  Jiske Erlings, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Dear Pieter,


Greetings from Infolep!

This monthly newsletter gives an overview 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.

Did you know that the Infolep ( portal gives you access to over 26,900 publications on leprosy? Please keep sending us your recent publications for inclusion in the portal and this mailing list.

With kind regards,

Jiske Erlings
Infolep Information officer



Highlighted publications



Global leprosy update, 2016: accelerating reduction of disease burden. /
Situation de la lèpre dans le monde, 2016: accélération de la réduction de la charge de morbidité.
Wkly Epidemiol Rec. 2016 Sep 1;92(35):501-20. English, French.

Leprosy Review - 2nd issue 2017 now online

WHO Goodwill Ambassador’s Newsletter for the elimination of leprosy:

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



New publications



Leprosy - we've much left to learn, but are looking to squirrels, cows and cats for insights.
J Feline Med Surg. 2017 Sep;19(9):977-978.
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Epidemiological profile of leprosy in a municipality in the Brazilian Northeast: a retrospective analysis.
Alves ES, Braz de Oliveira L, Evangelista de Araújo TM, et al. Revista de pesquisa. 2017; 9(3):648-652.
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Dermoscopy of borderline tuberculoid leprosy.
Ankad BS, Sakhare PS. Int J Dermatol.
2017 Aug 22.
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Nitazoxanide is active against Mycobacterium leprae.
Bailey MA, Na H, Duthie MS, et al. PLoS ONE. 2017; 12(8):e0184107.
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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; 11(7):e0005766.
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Molecular detection of Mycobacterium leprae in stained slit skin smear from leprosy patients and comparison of molecular and histopathological findings with clinical data.
Bereket A. Addis Ababa University. 2017.
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Short-term leprosy forecasting from an expert opinion survey.
Deiner MS, Worden L, Rittel A, et al. PLoS ONE. 2017; 12(8):e0182245.
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Characterization of leprosy in children under 15 years in an important municipality of north-eastern Brazil.
Freire de Souza CD, Silva Matos T. Mundo Saude. 2017; 41(2):130-137.
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Field-friendly serological tests for determination of M. leprae-specific antibodies.
van Hooij A, Tjon Kon Fat EM, et al.
Sci Rep. 2017 Aug 21;7(1):8868.
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The francophone network on neglected tropical diseases.
Jannin J, Solano P, Quick I, Debre P. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Aug 31;11(8):e0005738.
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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 Jul-Sep;42(3):174-176.
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Genome-wide Analysis of Protein-Coding Variants in Leprosy.
Liu H, Wang Z, Li Y, et al. J Invest Dermatol. 2017 Aug 22.
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A Macrophage Response to Mycobacterium leprae Phenolic Glycolipid Initiates Nerve Damage in Leprosy.
Madigan CA, Cambier CJ, Kelly-Scumpia KM, et al. Cell. 2017; 170(5):973-985.
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The distribution of leprosy cases with physical disability in the state of Paraiba, Brazil, from 2001 to 2011.
Malta Uchôa RE, Gonçalves de Brito KK, Malzac Freire de Santana E, et al. Revista de pesquisa. 2017; 9(3):634-340.
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Decoding the similarities and differences among mycobacterial species.
Malhotra S, Vedithi SC, Blundell TL. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Aug 30;11(8):e0005883.
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Characterization of Ofloxacin Interaction with Mutated (A91V) Quinolone Resistance Determining Region of DNA Gyrase in Mycobacterium Leprae through Computational Simulation.
Nisha J, Shanthi V. Cell Biochem Biophys. 2017 Aug 18.
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Prof. Masao Ota.
Ono T. Med Mycol J. 2017;58(3):J71-J75.
Read abstract, Some publications by Prof. Masao Ota.

An outlier in public health history in India: A.T.W. Simeons's scheme for rural medical relief, Kolhapur, 1943-47.
Pandya S. Natl Med J India. 2017 Mar-Apr;30(2):103-107.
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Factors preventing early case detection for women affected by leprosy: a review of the literature.
Price VG. Glob Health Action. 2017 Jan - Dec;10(sup2):1360550.
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A macrophage response to Mycobacterium leprae phenolic glycolipid initiates nerve damage in leprosy.
Ramakrishnan L, Madigan CA, Cambier CJ, et al. Cell. 2017.
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Non-contact ulcer area calculation system for neuropathic foot ulcer.
Shah P, Mahajan S, Nageswaran S, et al. Foot and Ankle Surgery.
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Stigma and psychological problems encountered by people with leprosy and how counselling helps: A systematic review.
Sharma D, Joshi A, Kumar P. IJIP. 2017; 4(4):176-186.
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Fate of T cells and their secretary proteins during the progression of leprosy.
Tarique M, Saini C, Naz H, et al. Curr. Protein Pept. Sci. 2017; 18.
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Minocycline: A strategy for unresponsive nerve function impairment.
Thangaraju P, Venkatesan S, Mk SA. Dermatol Ther. 2017 Aug 23.
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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



Global Leprosy Programme

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InfoNTD - Information on cross-cutting issues in Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)



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