Saturday, December 23, 2017

(LML) Infolep Season's Greetings & update of new publications on leprosy

Leprosy Mailing List – December 23,  2017

Ref.:  (LML)  Infolep Season's Greetings & update of new publications on leprosy

From:  Jiske Erlings, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Dear Pieter,

Season's Greetings from Infolep!

Did you know that the Infolep portal gives you access to over 27,200 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 any leprosy research or training material you would like to share? Please send me an e-mail.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a peaceful new year! 

Jiske Erlings,
Infolep Information officer




Highlighted publications



Ending Neglected Tropical Diseases: A gateway to Universal Health Coverage - Fifth progress report on the London Declaration on NTDs. 2017
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G-finder 2017: Neglected Disease Research & Development: Reflecting on a decade of global investment
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Leprosy Review - Volume 88, issue 3, October 2017. 
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New publications



A case of leprosy in central Florida.
Anderson KL, Minni JP, Nowak MA, et al. Cutis. 2017 Nov;100(5):327-329.
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Leprosy in nonimmigrant Canadian man without travel outside North America, 2014.
Bonnar PE, Cunningham NP, Boggild AK, et al.  Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Jan;24(1):165-166.
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Stigmatization in dermatology with a special focus on psoriatic patients.
Dimitrov D, Szepietowski JC. Postepy Hig Med Dosw (Online). 2017 Dec 11;71(0):1115-1122.
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Genotyping of Mycobacterium leprae for better understanding of leprosy transmission in Fortaleza, Northeastern Brazil.
Fontes ANB, Lima LNGC, Mota RMS, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Dec
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Factors associated with the delay of diagnosis of leprosy in northeastern Colombia: a quantitative analysis.
Gómez L, Rivera A, Vidal Y, et al. Trop Med Int Health. 2017 Dec 12.
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The lateral tarsal strip for paralytic ectropion in patients with leprosy.
Jue MS, Yoo J, Kim MS, et al. Ann Dermatol. 2017 Dec;29(6):742-746.
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Increasing virulence in leprosy indicated by global Mycobacterium spp.
Levis W, Rendini T, Martiniuk F. Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Jan;24(1):183a-184.
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Early human migrations (ca. 13,000 Years Ago) or postcontact Europeans for the earliest spread of Mycobacterium leprae and Mycobacterium lepromatosis to the Americas.
Mark S. Interdiscip Perspect Infect Dis. 2017;2017:6491606.
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Increased activated memory B-cells in the peripheral blood of patients with erythema nodosum leprosum

Negera E, Walker SL, Bekele Y, et al. et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Dec 18;11(12):e0006121.
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Historical perspectives on leprosy control in Nigeria: problems and prospects.
Okeke T, Nwankwo IU. International journal of health and social inquiry. 2017; 3(1):141-151.
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A study of early post-operative active mobilization in tibialis posterior tendon transfer for foot drop correction in leprosy patients-a surgical anatomy prospective.
Pattnaik A, Giri SK, Haldar A, et al. International Journal of Medical and Health Research. 2017; 3(11):22-24.
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Longitudinal assessment of anti-PGL-I serology in contacts of leprosy patients in Bangladesh.
Richardus RA, van der Zwet K, van Hooij A, et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Dec 11;11(12):e0006083.
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Active leprosy neuritis detected on FDG PET/CT.
Roy SG, Parida GK, Tripathy S, et al. Clin Nucl Med. 2017 Dec 19.
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Leprosy as a complex infection: breakdown of the Th1 and Th2 Immune paradigm in the immunopathogenesis of the disease.
de Sousa JR, Sotto MN, Simões Quaresma JA. Front Immunol. 2017 Nov 28;8:1635.
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Physical disability degree in the elderly population affected by leprosy in the state of Bahia, Brazil.
de Souza CDF, de Fernandes TRMO, Matos TS, et al. Acta Fisiatr. 2017; 24(1):27-32.
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Evaluation of the economic burden of leprosy among migrant and resident patients in Guangdong Province, China.
Xiong M, Li M, Zheng D, et al. BMC Infect Dis. 2017 Dec 11;17(1):760.
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Amino acid variants of HLA-DRB1 confer susceptibility to dapsone hypersensitivity syndrome in addition to HLA-B*13:01.
Yue Z, Sun Y, Wang C, et al. J Invest Dermatol. 2017 Dec 9.
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Journals & Newsletters



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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