Saturday, October 14, 2017

(LML) New publications on leprosy and related issues, October 2017

Leprosy Mailing List – October 14,  2017

Ref.:   (LML) New publications on leprosy and related issues, October 2017

From:  Jiske Erlings, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Dear Pieter,


Greetings from Infolep!

Did you know that the Infolep ( portal gives you access to over 27,100 publications on leprosy? The purpose of this monthly newsletter is to inform you about 
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.
Do you have leprosy research or training material you would like to share? Please send me an e-mail.

We are working on the
toolkit pages with tools (with translations and related publications) to measure participation, stigma and quality of life. Please take a look & let me know if this is useful: Toolkit pages

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.

Care Over Neglect: Neglected Tropical Diseases in South-East Asia Region
World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia, 2017

From neglecting to defeating NTDs
World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia, 2017

Health research: solutions through knowledge (Incl 1 chapter on leprosy)
World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia, Aug 2017

Enfermedades olvidadas -
New website about NTDs by Fontilles




New publications



Oral health conditions in leprosy cases in hyperendemic area of the Brazilian Amazon.
de Almeida ZM, Ramos Jr AN, Raposo MT, et al. Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. Sao Paulo. 2017; 59:e50.
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Study of Histomorphological Spectrum of Lesions in Leprosy- One Year Study in S N Medical College, Bagalkote.
Anusha KS, Prabhu MH, Dombale VD. Int. J. Life. Sci. Scienti. Res. 2017; 3(5):1377-1381.
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Impact of TNF -308 G>A (rs1800629) Gene Polymorphism in Modulation of Leprosy Risk: A Reappraise Meta-analysis of 14 Case-Control Studies.
Areeshi MY, Mandal RK, Dar SA, et al. Biosci Rep. 2017 Sep 21. pii: BSR20170806.
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Clinical and Histopathological Correlation in Hansen's Disease.
Arunagirinathan M, Muniswamy V, Jeevirathinam S. APALM. 2017; 4(4):A454-A459.
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Simultaneous analysis of multiple T helper subsets in leprosy reveals distinct patterns of Th1, Th2, Th17 and Tregs markers expression in clinical forms and reactional events.
de Azevedo MCS, Marques H, Binelli LS, et al. Med. Microbiol. Immunol. 2017.
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Specific antigen serologic tests in leprosy: implications for epidemiological surveillance of leprosy cases and household contacts.
Carvalho APM, da Coelho ACO, Correa-Oliveira R, et al. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2017; 112(9):609-616.
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Necrotizing Vasculitis Due to a Severe Type II Leprosy Reaction.
Diallo M, Diack ND, Diatta BA, et al. IJAMS. 2017; 2(9):1-3.
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Experience and feelings of women with leprosy.
Dias ACNS, Almeida RAAS, Coutinho NPS. J Nurs UFPE on line. 2017; 11(Suppl. 9):3551-7.
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La lèpre de l'enfant à Thiès/Sénégal: signal d'une recrudescence? / [Leprosy in children in the region of Thiès, Senegal: study determining whether or not it is a signal of recrudescence].
Dioussé P, Dione H, Bammo M, et al. Pan Afr Med J. 2017 Jul 5;27:174.
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Dancing with the Stars: Phenolic Glycolipids Partners with Macrophages.
Dunlap MD, Khader SA. Cell Host Microbe. 2017; 22(3):249-251.
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Leprosy associated with atypical cutaneous leishmaniasis in Nicaragua and Honduras.
Fuentes LR, Muñoz PT, Bornay-Llinares FJ, et al. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 2017.
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Incidence of leprosy in patients aged 15 or younger cared in the municipality of Imperatriz, Maranhão, between 2004 and 2010.
de Gordon ASA, Gomes JMS, de Costa ACPJ, et al. Arquivos de ciências da saúde da UNIPAR. 2017; 21(1):19-24.
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Wade's histoid leprosy in a 14-year-old teenage boy.
Figueira RBFDC, Oliveira KF, Souza LB, et al. Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2017 Jul-Aug;50(4):562-564.
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Opening a can of worms: Leprosy reactions and complicit soil-transmitted helminths.
Hagge DA, Parajuli P, Kunwar CB, et al. EBioMedicine. 2017.
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Suspected resistance of MDT-MB in Multibacillary Leprosy of Hansen's disease: Two case reports.
Irawan Y, Menaldi SL, Sjamsoe-Daili ES, et al. J Gen Pro DVI. 2016; 1(3):23-27.
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Azathioprine in Chronic Recalcitrant Erythema Nodosum Leprosum: A Case Report.
Jitendra SSV, Bachaspatimayum R, Devi AS, Rita S. J Clin Diagn Res. 2017 Aug;11(8):FD01-FD02.
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The effect of leprotic infection on the risk of death in medieval rural Denmark.
Kelmelis SK, Price MH, Wood J. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. 2017.
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Iqbal N. Bi-PSSM: Position specific scoring matrix based intelligent computational model for identification of mycobacterial membrane proteins.
Khan M, Hayat M, Khan SA, et al. J Theor Biol. 2017 Sep 18;435:116-124.
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[Nursing perspective on the care of people with leprosy in Ivory Coast]. Regard infirmier sur les soins aux personnes atteintes de la lèpre en Côte d'Ivoire. 
Lecocq D. Rev Infirm. 2017; 66(233):31-34.
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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.
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A Zebrafish Model of Mycobacterium leprae Granulomatous Infection.
Madigan CA, Cameron J, Ramakrishnan L. J. Infect. Dis. 2017; 216(6):776-779.
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Usefulness of nuclear whole-body bone scanning for diagnosis of leprosy.
Marquez H, McDevitt J, Öz OK, et al. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2017; 30(4):465-466.
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Cross-cultural adaptation of the EMIC Stigma Scale for people with leprosy in Brazil.
Morgado FFDR, Silveira EMKXD, Sales AM, et al. Rev Saude Publica. 2017 Sep 4;51:80.
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Bullous erythema nodosum as initial manifestation of leprosy.
Moura CAGG, Sampaio R, Góes P. Braz J Med Hum Health. 2017;5(3).
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[Relationship between the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and the limitation of activities and restriction of participation for individuals with leprosy]
de Moura EGS, Araújo APM, da Silva MCR, et al. Cad Saúde Colet. 2017.
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Leprosy in families: Clinicoepidemiological profile from a tertiary care centre.
Nair SP. Indian Dermatol Online J. 2017; 8(5):328-330.
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Th17 Response of Borderline-Lepromatous Leprosy Inhibits Rash Manifestation of Dapsone Hypersensitivity Syndrome: Case Report.
de Nardo Vanzela T, Bernardes Filho F, Wambier CG, et al. Am J Dermatopathol. 2017 Sep 11.
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New Insight into the Pathogenesis of Erythema Nodosum Leprosum: The Role of Activated Memory T-Cells. Negera E, Bobosha K, Walker SL, et al. Front Immunol. 2017 Sep 15;8:1149.
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A case of leprosy, erythema nodosum leprosum, and hemophagocytic syndrome: A continuum of
manifestations of same agent-host interactions.

Panda PK, Prajapati R, Kumar A, et al. Intractable Rare Dis Res. 2017 Aug;6(3):230-233.
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Profile of leprosy in children under 15 years of age monitored in a Brazilian referral center (2004-2012).
Pinto ACVD, Wachholz PA, Silva GVD, et al. An Bras Dermatol. 2017 Jul-Aug;92(4):580-582.
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Lepromatous Leprosy and associated proprioceptive loss.
Sajid I. JDMS. 2016; 15(12):38-41.
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Etanercept in erythema nodosum leprosum.
Santos JRS, Vendramini DL, Nery JADC, et al. An Bras Dermatol. 2017 Jul-Aug;92(4):575-577.
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Spatial distribution of leprosy in Brazil: a literature review.
Silva CLM, Fonseca SC, Kawa H, Palmer DOQ. Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2017 Jul-Aug;50(4):439-449.
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Partners in Crime: Phenolic Glycolipids and Macrophages.
Singh AK, Bishai WR. Trends Mol Med. 2017 Sep 29. pii: S1471-4914(17)30162-4.
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Differential Expression of MicroRNAs in Leprosy Skin Lesions.
Soares CT, Trombone APF, Fachin LRV, et al. Front Immunol. 2017; 8:1035.
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Type I Lepra Reaction as the Presenting Sign of Histoid Leprosy.
Sun J, Tu P, Yi S, et al. Ann Dermatol. 2017; 29(5):646-648.
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Dapsone-induced severe cutaneous adverse drug reactions are strongly linked with HLA-B*13: 01
allele in the Thai population.

Tempark T, Satapornpong P, Rerknimitr P, et al. Pharmacogenet Genomics. 2017 Sep 6.
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Evaluation of polymerase chain reaction in nerve biopsy specimens of patients with Hansen's disease.
Tiwari V, Malhotra K, Khan K, et al. J. Neurol. Sci. 2017; 380:187-190.
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Introducing leprosy post-exposure prophylaxis into the health systems of India, Nepal and Indonesia: a case study.
Tiwari A, Mieras L, Dhakal K, Arif M, Dandel S, Richardus JH; LPEP Study Group. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Sep 29;17(1):684.
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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, et al. Afr J Lab Med. 2017 Feb 28; 6(1):426.
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Early detection of neuropathy in leprosy: a comparison of five tests for field settings.
Wagenaar I, Post E, Brandsma W, et al. Infect Dis Poverty. 2017; 6(1):115.
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Effectiveness of 32 versus 20 weeks of prednisolone in leprosy patients with recent nerve function impairment: A randomized controlled trial.
Wagenaar I, Post E, Brandsma W, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Oct 4;11(10):e0005952.
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The mtDNA replication-related genes TFAM and POLG are associated with leprosy in Han Chinese from Southwest China.
Wang D, Li GD, Fan Y, et al. J Dermatol Sci. 2017 Sep 14.
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A pleiotropic effect of the APOE gene: association of APOE polymorphisms with multibacillary leprosy in Han Chinese from Southwest China.
Wang D, Zhang DF, Li GD, et al. Br J Dermatol. 2017 Oct 4.
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ICRC Bacillus a Vaccine Candidate Strain (C-44) Is Coated with Human IgG.
Yadav AR, Mohanty KK, Sengupta U. Open Journal of Immunology, 2017; 7, 45-50.
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Tuberculoid leprosy masquerading as systemic lupus erythematosus: an interesting observation.
Zawar V, Kumavat S, Pawar M, Desai D. Acta Dermatovenerol Alp Pannonica Adriat. 2017 Sep;26(3):81-83.
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Leprosy Review:
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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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